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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 2/3] svm: iommu: Only call guest_iommu_init() after initialized HVM domain

On 5/26/2016 10:44 AM, Jan Beulich wrote:
Suravee Suthikulanit <suravee.suthikulpanit@xxxxxxx> 05/25/16 9:01 PM >>>
On 5/23/2016 6:54 AM, Jan Beulich wrote:
On 22.05.16 at 01:42, <suravee.suthikulpanit@xxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Suravee Suthikulpanit <suravee.suthikulpanit@xxxxxxx>

The guest_iommu_init() is currently called by the following code path:

    arch/x86/domain.c: arch_domain_create()
      ]- drivers/passthrough/iommu.c: iommu_domain_init()
        |- drivers/passthrough/amd/pci_amd_iommu.c: amd_iommu_domain_init();
          |- drivers/passthrough/amd/iommu_guest.c: guest_iommu_init()

At this point, the hvm_domain_initialised() has not been called.
So register_mmio_handler() in guest_iommu_init() silently fails.
This patch moves the iommu_domain_init() to a later point after the
hvm_domain_intialise() instead.

That's one possible approach, which I continue to be not really
happy with. guest_iommu_init() really is HVM-specific, so maybe
no longer calling it from amd_iommu_domain_init() would be the
better solution (instead calling it from hvm_domain_initialise()
would then seem to be the better option). Thoughts?

Then, this goes back to the approach I proposed in the v1 of this patch
series, where I call guest_iommu_init/destroy() in the

However, I'm still not quite clear in why the iommu_domain_init() is
needed before hvm_domain_initialise().

I think the two things are only lightly related. Changing the order of calls is
generally fine, but recognizing that guest_iommu_init() really would better be
called elsewhere makes that re-ordering simply unnecessary.


So, let discussing these two things separately. I would propose to:

1. Let's just remove the guest_iommu_init() for now since it's not functioning, and it seems to not being called at a proper place according to Jan. We will revisit this when we re-introduce and fully test out the feature.

2. As for the ordering of the iommu_domain_init() and hvm_domain_init() , let's continue to discuss to find proper ordering if it needs changing.

Let me know what you guys thinks.


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