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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v6 13/22] arm/acpi: Map the new created EFI and ACPI tables to Dom0

Hi Shannon,

On 24/03/16 14:59, Shannon Zhao wrote:
On 2016年03月23日 00:16, Julien Grall wrote:
On 22/03/16 13:18, Shannon Zhao wrote:
On 2016年03月22日 08:42, Julien Grall wrote:
On 17/03/2016 09:40, Shannon Zhao wrote:
From: Shannon Zhao <shannon.zhao@xxxxxxxxxx>

Map the UEFI and ACPI tables which we created to non-RAM space in Dom0.

Signed-off-by: Shannon Zhao <shannon.zhao@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    xen/arch/arm/domain_build.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
    1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/xen/arch/arm/domain_build.c b/xen/arch/arm/domain_build.c
index 008fc76..e036887 100644
--- a/xen/arch/arm/domain_build.c
+++ b/xen/arch/arm/domain_build.c
@@ -1691,6 +1691,21 @@ static int prepare_acpi(struct domain *d,
struct kernel_info *kinfo)
                                   d->arch.efi_acpi_table, &kinfo->mem,

+    /* Map the EFI and ACPI tables to Dom0 */
+    rc = map_regions_rw(d,
+                        paddr_to_pfn(d->arch.efi_acpi_gpa),
+                        PFN_UP(d->arch.efi_acpi_len),

The ACPI/EFI tables could potentially have data in the cache but are not
written into the memory (because Xen is mapping the RAM with caching
enabled). However, DOM0 may decide to map it with cache disabled.
Therefore it would be possible for the domain to see wrong data.

So I think you need to clean the cache for this region.
Oh, that would be good. Is there any existing function I can use?

You could reuse p2m_cache_flush. However this function will only flush
cache for p2m_ram_* entries.

I think the best way would be to extend the CACHEFLUSH operations and
maybe p2m_cache_flush (?).
So it needs to extend the CACHEFLUSH case to handle the p2m_mmio_direct
entry, right?

Hmmm thinking a bit more about this solution. It would allow a domain to flush device memory region. And we don't want that.

There is actually a simpler solution, you can directly call clean_and_invalidate_dcache_va_range on your buffer. I.e

clean_and_invalidate_dcache_va_range(d->arch.efi_acpi_table, d->arch.efi_acpi_len);

BTW, does the case you said exist? Before xen switches to Dom0, will it
invalid the cache?

Yes, we had some issue in the past with the kernel, device tree, and initramfs passed to a domain. The domains boot with cache disabled, the domains will retrieve garbage if the data didn't reach the RAM.

Currently, Xen only flushes some part of the cache associated to the data copied in the guest memory (for instance see raw_copy_to_guest_flush_dcache).


Julien Grall

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