Re: [PATCH v8 18/19] swiotlb-xen: no need to do execute two bus_to_phystranslations in a row
From: Stefano Stabellini
Date: Thu Oct 24 2013 - 06:33:36 EST
On Wed, 23 Oct 2013, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 06:34:13PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:43:33PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > > xen_unmap_single calls xen_bus_to_phys, then passes dev_addr to
> > > > is_xen_swiotlb_buffer that calls xen_bus_to_phys again.
> > >
> > > It does?
> > >
> > > I see it call mfn_to_local_pfn which calls pfn_to_mfn and
> > > get_phys_to_machine (which I presume is going to be a slow
> > > operation on ARM).
> > Yeah, I am trying to reduce the number of pfn_to_mfn and mfn_to_pfn
> > translations.
> > That said, this patch is not needed to have a fully functional
> > swiotlb-xen on arm and I would OK with postponing it.
> OK, lets do that as it requires some hard thinking.
> > > I am bit uncomfortable with this - I recall when developing this
> > > that I had hit some odd cases of doing DMA of a page to a guest
> > > and it not always working. It was the case of not detecting whether
> > > the pfn was foreign or not. Sadly I can't recall the details.
> > >
> > > I would think that this problem would also be present with ARM?
> > > But perhaps all the new changes in the pfn_to_mfn that had lately
> > > been done have fixed this?
> > No, because on ARM the guest is autotranslate so the pfn returned by
> > mfn_to_pfn is always "local".
> > However thanks to the m2p_override now we should get the "local" pfn
> > from mfn_to_pfn on x86 too.
> > I'll test this case though.
> Right, so maybe the pfn_to_mfn_local test is useless nowadays?
Yes, I think so. This might be better handled by removing
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