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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4] ARM: ACPI: ITS: Add ITS Support for ACPI hardware domain

On 8/10/2017 6:44 PM, Julien Grall wrote:

On 08/10/2017 02:00 PM, Manish Jaggi wrote:
HI Julien,

On 8/10/2017 5:43 PM, Julien Grall wrote:

On 10/08/17 13:00, Manish Jaggi wrote:
Hi Julien,

On 8/10/2017 4:58 PM, Julien Grall wrote:

On 10/08/17 12:21, Manish Jaggi wrote:
Hi Julien,

On 6/21/2017 6:53 PM, Julien Grall wrote:
Hi Manish,

On 21/06/17 02:01, Manish Jaggi wrote:
This patch series adds the support of ITS for ACPI hardware domain.
It is tested on staging branch with has ITS v12 patchset by Andre.

I have tried to incorporate the review comments on the RFC v1/v2
The single patch in RFC is now split into 4 patches.

I will comment here rather than on each patches.

Patch1: ARM: ITS: Add translation_id to host_its
Adds translation_id in host_its data structure, which is populated
translation_id read from firmwar MADT. This value is then programmed
 local MADT created for hardware domain in patch 4.

I don't see any reason to store value that will only be used for
generating the MADT which BTW is just a copy for the ITS. Instead we
should copy over the MADT entries.

There are two approaches,

If I use the standard API  acpi_table_parse_madt which would iterate
over ACPI_MADT_TYPE_GENERIC_TRANSLATOR entries, I have to maintain the addr and translation_id in some data structure, to be filled later in
the hwdomain copy of madt generic translator.

If I don't use the standard API I have to add code to manually parse all
the translator entries.

There are a 3rd approach I suggested and ignored... The ITS entries
for Dom0 is exactly the same as the host entries.
Yes, and if not passed properly dom0 wont get device interrupts...
So you only need to do a verbatim copy of the entry...

Can you please check patch 4/2, the translation_id and address are
passed verbatim, the other values are reserved in

For ACPI, we took the approach to only rewrite what's necessary and give the rest to Dom0 as it is. If newer version of ACPI re-used those fields, then they will be copied over to Dom0. I don't consider it as an issue because the problem would be the same if those fields have an important meaning for the platform.
Few thoughts...
If we follow this approach, few points needs to be considered
- If ACPI may use the reserved information later it could be equally important for dom0 and Xen,
  so it might be useful to keep reserved in xen as well.

I already covered that in my previous e-mail.

Yes, I am just stating it again for xen.

- For platforms which use dt, translation_id is not required to be stored in struct host_its, similarly for platforms which use acpi
dt_node pointer might be of no use.

So we can have struct host_its having a union with dt_device_node * for dt and acpi_madt_generic_translator * for acpi.
IMHO this could be an approach we can take.

struct host_its {
      struct list_head entry;
-    const struct dt_device_node *dt_node;
+   union {
+    const struct dt_device_node *dt_node;
+    const struct acpi_madt_generic_translator *acpi_its_entry;
+    };
     paddr_t addr;

What don't you get in my previous e-mail? A no is a no, full stop.
This is not helping.

Just do what we do in *_make_hwdom_madt. That will work here with no need of a union or anything else.
The patchset provides two features
 (a) populates host_its list from ACPI tables, so ACPI xen can use ITS
 (b) provides a MADT with ITS information to dom0.

What I am focusing with union is for (a) ,
and (b) code would be simpler if we use the union in (a).

You seem to be discounting (a) in comments so far.

why union? as I have mentioned before...
It will make the host_its structure accommodate dt node and acpi_madt_generic_translator, both has same purpose.
If one is valid why not other.

please provide a technical reason for not doing it.

Even the DT code can be reworked to avoid storing the node.

we can have a separate patch for that.


Sending next rev shortly.


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