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Date:   Thu, 26 Nov 2020 20:21:08 +0200
From:   Iuliana Prodan <iuliana.prodan@....com>
To:     Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>
Cc:     Horia Geanta <horia.geanta@....com>,
        Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
        Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Aymen Sghaier <aymen.sghaier@....com>,
        Silvano Di Ninno <silvano.dininno@....com>,
        Franck Lenormand <franck.lenormand@....com>,
        Linux Crypto Mailing List <linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-imx <linux-imx@....com>,
        "Iuliana Prodan (OSS)" <iuliana.prodan@....nxp.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/4] crypto: add CRYPTO_TFM_REQ_DMA flag

On 11/26/2020 7:12 PM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Nov 2020 at 17:00, Iuliana Prodan <iuliana.prodan@....com> wrote:
>>
>> On 11/26/2020 9:09 AM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>>> On Wed, 25 Nov 2020 at 22:39, Iuliana Prodan <iuliana.prodan@....com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 11/25/2020 11:16 PM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, 25 Nov 2020 at 22:14, Iuliana Prodan (OSS)
>>>>> <iuliana.prodan@....nxp.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> From: Iuliana Prodan <iuliana.prodan@....com>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Add the option to allocate the crypto request object plus any extra space
>>>>>> needed by the driver into a DMA-able memory.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Add CRYPTO_TFM_REQ_DMA flag to be used by backend implementations to
>>>>>> indicate to crypto API the need to allocate GFP_DMA memory
>>>>>> for private contexts of the crypto requests.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> These are always directional DMA mappings, right? So why can't we use
>>>>> bounce buffering here?
>>>>>
>>>> The idea was to avoid allocating any memory in crypto drivers.
>>>> We want to be able to use dm-crypt with CAAM, which needs DMA-able
>>>> memory and increasing reqsize is not enough.
>>>
>>> But what does 'needs DMA-able memory' mean? DMA operations are
>>> asynchronous by definition, and so the DMA layer should be able to
>>> allocate bounce buffers when needed. This will cost some performance
>>> in cases where the hardware cannot address all of memory directly, but
>>> this is a consequence of the design, and I don't think we should
>>> burden the generic API with this.
>>>
>> Ard, I believe you're right.
>>
>> In CAAM, for req->src and req->dst, which comes from crypto request, we
>> use DMA mappings without knowing if the memory is DMAable or not.
>>
>> We should do the same for CAAM's hw descriptors commands and link
>> tables. That's the extra memory allocated by increasing reqsize.
>>
> 
> It depends on whether any such mappings are non-directional. But I
> would not expect per-request mappings to be modifiable by both the CPU
> and the device at the same time.
> 
There are bidirectional mappings on req->src (if it's also used for 
output) and IV (if exits).
But, these are not modify by CPU and CAAM at the same time.

> 
>> Horia, do you see any limitations, in CAAM, for not using the above
>> approach?
>>
>>
>>>> It started from here
>>>> https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flore.kernel.org%2Flinux-crypto%2F71b6f739-d4a8-8b26-bf78-ce9acf9a0f99%40nxp.com%2FT%2F%23m39684173a2f0f4b83d8bcbec223e98169273d1e4&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ciuliana.prodan%40nxp.com%7Cfdd8e587f49f44821e6d08d8922e8ca9%7C686ea1d3bc2b4c6fa92cd99c5c301635%7C0%7C0%7C637420075916446952%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=x2G4kaWiKVVcOie2yC8JwOpDnPsa3OPO6HpfThqXChE%3D&amp;reserved=0
>>>>
>>>>>> For IPsec use cases, CRYPTO_TFM_REQ_DMA flag is also checked in
>>>>>> esp_alloc_tmp() function for IPv4 and IPv6.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This series includes an example of how a driver can use
>>>>>> CRYPTO_TFM_REQ_DMA flag while setting reqsize to a larger value
>>>>>> to avoid allocating memory at crypto request runtime.
>>>>>> The extra size needed by the driver is added to the reqsize field
>>>>>> that indicates how much memory could be needed per request.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Iuliana Prodan (4):
>>>>>>      crypto: add CRYPTO_TFM_REQ_DMA flag
>>>>>>      net: esp: check CRYPTO_TFM_REQ_DMA flag when allocating crypto request
>>>>>>      crypto: caam - avoid allocating memory at crypto request runtime for
>>>>>>        skcipher
>>>>>>      crypto: caam - avoid allocating memory at crypto request runtime for
>>>>>>        aead
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     drivers/crypto/caam/caamalg.c | 130 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
>>>>>>     include/crypto/aead.h         |   4 ++
>>>>>>     include/crypto/akcipher.h     |  21 ++++++
>>>>>>     include/crypto/hash.h         |   4 ++
>>>>>>     include/crypto/skcipher.h     |   4 ++
>>>>>>     include/linux/crypto.h        |   1 +
>>>>>>     net/ipv4/esp4.c               |   7 +-
>>>>>>     net/ipv6/esp6.c               |   7 +-
>>>>>>     8 files changed, 144 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> 2.17.1
>>>>>>

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