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Re: [PATCH RFC] vPCI: account for hidden devices in modify_bars()

  • To: Oleksandr Andrushchenko <andr2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 10:05:29 +0200
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On 31.08.2021 09:56, Oleksandr Andrushchenko wrote:
> On 31.08.21 10:47, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 31.08.2021 09:06, Oleksandr Andrushchenko wrote:
>>> On 31.08.21 09:51, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 31.08.2021 07:35, Oleksandr Andrushchenko wrote:
>>>>> On 30.08.21 16:04, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>> @@ -265,7 +266,8 @@ static int modify_bars(const struct pci_
>>>>>>          * Check for overlaps with other BARs. Note that only BARs that 
>>>>>> are
>>>>>>          * currently mapped (enabled) are checked for overlaps.
>>>>>>          */
>>>>>> -    for_each_pdev ( pdev->domain, tmp )
>>>>>> +for ( d = pdev->domain; ; d = dom_xen ) {//todo
>>>>> I am not quite sure this will be correct for the cases where pdev->domain 
>>>>> != dom0,
>>>>> e.g. in the series for PCI passthrough for Arm this can be any guest. For 
>>>>> such cases
>>>>> we'll force running the loop for dom_xen which I am not sure is desirable.
>>>> It is surely not desirable, but it also doesn't happen - see the
>>>> is_hardware_domain() check further down (keeping context below).
>>> Right
>>>>> Another question is why such a hidden device has its pdev->domain not set 
>>>>> correctly,
>>>>> so we need to work this around?
>>>> Please see _setup_hwdom_pci_devices() and commit e46ea4d44dc0
>>>> ("PCI: don't allow guest assignment of devices used by Xen")
>>>> introducing that temporary override. To permit limited
>>>> visibility to Dom0, these devices still need setting up in the
>>>> IOMMU for Dom0. Consequently BAR overlap detection also needs
>>>> to take these into account (i.e. the goal here is not just to
>>>> prevent triggering the ASSERT() in question).
>>> So, why don't we set pdev->domain = dom_xen for such devices and call
>>> modify_bars or something from pci_hide_device for instance (I didn't get too
>>> much into implementation details though)? If pci_hide_device already handles
>>> such exceptions, so it should also take care of the correct BAR overlaps 
>>> etc.
>> How would it? It runs long before Dom0 gets created, let alone when
>> Dom0 may make adjustments to the BAR arrangement.
> So, why don't we call "yet another hide function" while creating Dom0 for that
> exactly reason, e.g. BAR overlap handling? E.g. make it 2-stage hide for 
> special
> devices such as console etc.

This might be an option, but is imo going to result not only in more
code churn, but also in redundant code. After all what modify_bars()
needs is the union of BARs from Dom0's and DomXEN's devices.

>> The temporary overriding of pdev->domain is because other IOMMU code
>> takes the domain to act upon from that field.
> So, you mean pdev->domain in that case is pointing to what?

Did you look at the function I've pointed you at? DomXEN there gets
temporarily overridden to Dom0.

>>   This could have been
>> solved without override, but then much heavier code churn would have
>> resulted.
>>> Otherwise it looks like we put some unrelated logic into vpci which is for 
>>> hiding
>>> the devices (on x86).
>> Hiding devices is in no way x86-specific.
> I mean that the use-case you have, e.g. a *PCI* console you want to hide,
> is definitely not something used on Arm at least.

Not yet, that is? Why would - in the long run - somebody not want to
put in a PCI serial card in a system that supports PCI and has no
(available) other serial port? And if you have looked at the commit
I did point you at, you will also have found that it's more than just
the serial device that we hide.




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