Re: [RFC 0/4] Virtio uses DMA API for all devices

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Fri Aug 03 2018 - 12:02:56 EST

On Fri, Aug 03, 2018 at 10:58:36AM -0500, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-08-03 at 00:05 -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > 2- Make virtio use the DMA API with our custom platform-provided
> > > swiotlb callbacks when needed, that is when not using IOMMU *and*
> > > running on a secure VM in our case.
> >
> > And total NAK the customer platform-provided part of this. We need
> > a flag passed in from the hypervisor that the device needs all bus
> > specific dma api treatment, and then just use the normal plaform
> > dma mapping setup.
> Christoph, as I have explained already, we do NOT have a way to provide
> such a flag as neither the hypervisor nor qemu knows anything about
> this when the VM is created.

Well, if your setup is so fucked up I see no way to support it in Linux.

Let's end the discussion right now then.