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* [PATCH v2 0/1] x86: Add IMR support to Quark/Galileo
@ 2015-01-21 18:46 Bryan O'Donoghue
  2015-01-21 18:46 ` [PATCH v2 1/1] x86: Add Isolated Memory Regions for Quark X1000 Bryan O'Donoghue
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 17+ messages in thread
From: Bryan O'Donoghue @ 2015-01-21 18:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tglx, mingo, hpa, x86, dvhart, andy.shevchenko,,
  Cc: Bryan O'Donoghue

This patchset adds support for Isolated Memory Regions to the kernel.

Quark SoC X1000 contains a set of registers called Isolated Memory Regions.
IMRs provide fine grained memory access control to various system agents
within the SoC such as CPU SMM/non-SMM mode, PCIe virtual channels, CPU
snoop cycles, eSRAM flush cycles and the RMU. In simple terms, IMRs provide
a mechanism to protect memory regions from unwarranted access by system
agents that should not have access to that memory.

IMRs support a lock bit. Once a lock bit is set for an individual IMR it is
not possible to tear down that IMR without performing a cold boot of the
system. IMRs support reporting of violations. The SoC system can be
configured to reboot immediately when an IMR violation has taken place.
Immediate reboot of the system on IMR violation is recommended and is
currently how Quark BIOS configures the system.

An example of IMRs in use is given with Arduino compatiable Galileo boards
which ship with an IMR around the ACPI runtime services memory. If a DMA
read/write cycle were to occur to this region of memory this would trigger
the IMR violation mechansim.

As part of the IMR init code all unlocked IMRs are removed to ensure the
EFI memory map and IMR memory map are consistent. This is necessary since at
various stages during the boot of Quark systems firmware and second stage
bootloader will place unlocked IMRs around various assets in memory, with
the expectation that subsequent phases of boot will tear-down unlocked/stale
IMRs before proceeding. The kernel needs to tear-down unlocked IMRs placed
around the boot params structure and compressed kernel in memory. Without
doing so DMA addresses given out by the kernel to DMA capable hardware runs
the risk of triggering an IMR fault when DMA happens to those addresses.
As a result any unlocked IMR must be torn down by the kernel early in the
boot process to sanitize the memory map. 

As an additional protection to the run-time kernel from unwarranted memory
transactions an IMR is placed around the kernel's .text and .rodata

Changes since v1:
 - Galileo platform code
    Removed completely. Policy to tear-down unlocked IMRs and setup IMR
    around kernel .text and .rodata as part of IMR init code.
    Darren Hart/Ong, Boon Leong
 - imr_add/imr_del
    Renamed to imr_add_range and imr_del_range respectively.
    Andy Shevchenko
 - x86_match_cpu
    Used in place of DMI strings specific to Galileo.
    Andy Shevchenko/Ong, Boon Leong
 - Expanded git log definitions of IMRs
    Addition of more descriptive text to deliniate between different IMR
    Ong, Boon Leong
 - struct imr
    Renamed to struct imr_regs
    Andy Shevchenko/Darren Hart
 - imr_read/imr_write
    Flow reworked flow of register indexing
    Andy Shevchenko
 - debugfs hooks changed
    Andy Shevchenko
 - imr_enabled
    Definition of an enabled IMR updated to include read/write mask values
    present in IMR. Address @ zero and read/write mask in conjunction will
    be the definition of a disabled IMR on X1000 to be consistent with
    firmware both old and current which also defines a disabled IMR this
    Darren Hart/Ong, Boon Leong
 - Overlapping
    Comment added to code to explain the design decision not to allow IMR
    Darren Hart/Ong, Boon Leong
    Automated IMR self test moved from removed Galileo platform code and
    added to IMR init code. Option exists in the kernel hacking section.
    Darren Hart
 - IMR self test
    Expanded to over more scenarios
    Bryan O'Donoghue
 - Remove reference to IMR_ENABLE bit
    Undocumented bit with respect to Quark X1000
    Ong, Boon Leong
 - Expanded kernel IMR to encompass .text and .rodata
    IMR protecting both .text and .rodata as in the same way as .text and
    .rodata are marked read-only in the relevant page-table entries.
    Bryan O'Donoghue
 - Overlap bounds checking
    Moved range checking of overlap into a function
    Andy Shevchenko
Bryan O'Donoghue (1):
  x86: Add Isolated Memory Regions for Quark X1000

 arch/x86/Kconfig           |  25 ++
 arch/x86/Kconfig.debug     |  12 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/imr.h |  60 ++++
 arch/x86/kernel/Makefile   |   1 +
 arch/x86/kernel/imr.c      | 682 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 5 files changed, 780 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 arch/x86/include/asm/imr.h
 create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/imr.c


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2015-01-22 19:50           ` Thomas Gleixner
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2015-01-24 11:02     ` Andy Shevchenko
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