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Date:   Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:38:39 -0800
From:   "Isaac J. Manjarres" <>
Cc:     "Isaac J. Manjarres" <>,,,,,,
Subject: [RFC PATCH 0/3] iommu: Permit modular builds of io-pgtable drivers

The goal of the Generic Kernel Image (GKI) effort is to have a common
image that works across multiple Android devices. This involves generating
a kernel image that has core features integrated into it, while SoC specific
functionality can be added to the kernel for the device as a module.

Along with modularizing IOMMU drivers, this also means building the io-pgtable
code as modules, which allows for SoC vendors to only include the io-pgtable
implementations that they use. For example, GKI for arm64 must include
support for both the IOMMU ARM LPAE/V7S formats at the moment. Having the code
for both formats as modules allows SoC vendors to only provide the page table
format that they use, along with their IOMMU driver.

Modularizing both io-pgtable.c, as well as the io-pgtable-arm[-v7s].c files,
works out rather nicely, as the main interface that clients use to interact
with the page tables is already exported (i.e. alloc_io_pgtable_ops and
free_io_pgtable_ops). It also makes it so that neither the io-pgtable-arm[-v7s]
modules or the io-pgtable modules can be unloaded without unloading the IOMMU
driver, which can only happen when there aren't any references to the IOMMU
driver module.

Thanks in advance for the feedback,

Isaac J. Manjarres

Isaac J. Manjarres (3):
  iommu/io-pgtable-arm: Prepare for modularization
  iommu/io-pgtable: Prepare for modularization
  iommu/io-pgtable: Allow building as a module

 drivers/iommu/Kconfig              | 6 +++---
 drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm-v7s.c | 4 ++++
 drivers/iommu/io-pgtable-arm.c     | 8 ++++++++
 drivers/iommu/io-pgtable.c         | 7 +++++--
 4 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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