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From: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
To: Keqian Zhu <zhukeqian1@huawei.com>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	<iommu@lists.linux-foundation.org>, <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	Kirti Wankhede <kwankhede@nvidia.com>,
	Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>, Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
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	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	"Mark Rutland" <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>,
	"Robin Murphy" <robin.murphy@arm.com>,
	Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"Suzuki K Poulose" <suzuki.poulose@arm.com>,
	Julien Thierry <julien.thierry.kdev@gmail.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Alexios Zavras <alexios.zavras@intel.com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] vfio/iommu_type1: Sanity check pfn_list when remove vfio_dma
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:14:14 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210121111414.143e3e4e@omen.home.shazbot.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <32f8b347-587a-1a9a-bee8-569f09a03a15@huawei.com>

On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:16:08 +0800
Keqian Zhu <zhukeqian1@huawei.com> wrote:

> On 2021/1/16 3:14, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:26:43 +0800
> > Keqian Zhu <zhukeqian1@huawei.com> wrote:
> >   
> >> vfio_sanity_check_pfn_list() is used to check whether pfn_list of
> >> vfio_dma is empty when remove the external domain, so it makes a
> >> wrong assumption that only external domain will add pfn to dma pfn_list.
> >>
> >> Now we apply this check when remove a specific vfio_dma and extract
> >> the notifier check just for external domain.  
> > 
> > The page pinning interface is gated by having a notifier registered for
> > unmaps, therefore non-external domains would also need to register a
> > notifier.  There's currently no other way to add entries to the
> > pfn_list.  So if we allow pinning for such domains, then it's wrong to
> > WARN_ON() when the notifier list is not-empty when removing an external
> > domain.  Long term we should probably extend page {un}pinning for the
> > caller to pass their notifier to be validated against the notifier list
> > rather than just allowing page pinning if *any* notifier is registered.
> > Thanks,  
> I was misled by the code comments. So when the commit a54eb55045ae is
> added, the only user of pin interface is mdev vendor driver, but now
> we also allow iommu backed group to use this interface to constraint
> dirty scope. Is vfio_iommu_unmap_unpin_all() a proper place to put
> this WARN()?

vfio_iommu_unmap_unpin_all() deals with removing vfio_dmas, it's
logically unrelated to whether any driver is registered to receive
unmap notifications.  Thanks,


      reply	other threads:[~2021-01-21 18:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-15  9:26 [PATCH v2 0/2] vfio/iommu_type1: some fixes Keqian Zhu
2021-01-15  9:26 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] vfio/iommu_type1: Populate full dirty when detach non-pinned group Keqian Zhu
2021-01-15 18:01   ` Alex Williamson
2021-01-18 12:25     ` Keqian Zhu
2021-01-21 18:05       ` Alex Williamson
2021-01-15  9:26 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] vfio/iommu_type1: Sanity check pfn_list when remove vfio_dma Keqian Zhu
2021-01-15 19:14   ` Alex Williamson
2021-01-18 13:16     ` Keqian Zhu
2021-01-21 18:14       ` Alex Williamson [this message]

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