Re: [PATCH v3] virtio: new feature to detect IOMMU device quirk

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Date: Mon Jul 25 2016 - 15:13:14 EST

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:50:09AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 05:38:23AM +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> >
> > On other systems, including SPARC and PPC64, virtio-pci devices are
> > enumerated as though they are behind an IOMMU, but the virtio host
> > ignores the IOMMU, so we must either pretend that the IOMMU isn't
> > there or somehow map everything as the identity.
> >
> > Add a feature bit to detect that quirk: VIRTIO_F_IOMMU_PLATFORM.
> >
> > Any device with this feature bit set to 0 needs a quirk and has to be
> > passed physical addresses (as opposed to bus addresses) even though
> > the device is behind an IOMMU.
> This is the wrong way around.

Well given there are tons of quirky devices out there
and they have this bit set to 0, I don't think we can change this.
New devices will have it set to 1.

> > Note: it has to be a per-device quirk because for example, there could
> > be a mix of passed-through and virtual virtio devices. As another
> > example, some devices could be implemented by an out of process
> > hypervisor backend (in case of qemu vhost, or vhost-user) and so support
> > for an IOMMU needs to be coded up separately.
> >
> > It would be cleanest to handle this in IOMMU core code, but that needs
> > per-device DMA ops. While we are waiting for that to be implemented, use
> > a work-around in virtio core.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> >
> > wanted to use per-device dma ops but that does not
> > seem to be ready. So let's put this in virtio
> > code for now, and move when it becomes possible.
> So work on making it ready. We're close to there, and given that
> virtio needs it, finish it off. We now have everyone using the
> operation vectors for DMA, so the only thing you need is a dma_ops
> pointer in struct device initialized to what get_dma_ops returns.

And then pci_dma_configure would have a quirk to
set that for legacy virtio devices?