Re: [RFC] virtio: Use DMA MAP API for devices without an IOMMU

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Thu Apr 05 2018 - 17:19:26 EST

On Thu, 2018-04-05 at 21:34 +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > In this specific case, because that would make qemu expect an iommu,
> > and there isn't one.
> I think that you can set iommu_platform in qemu without an iommu.

No I mean the platform has one but it's not desirable for it to be used
due to the performance hit.

> > Anshuman, you need to provide more background here. I don't have time
> > right now it's late, but explain about the fact that this is for a
> > specific type of secure VM which has only a limited pool of (insecure)
> > memory that can be shared with qemu, so all IOs need to bounce via that
> > pool, which can be achieved by using swiotlb.
> >
> > Note: this isn't urgent, we can discuss alternative approaches, this is
> > just to start the conversation.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Ben.