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

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Aug 07 2018 - 02:50:17 EST

On Mon, 2018-08-06 at 23:27 -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 08:13:56AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > It would be indeed ideal if all we had to do was setup some kind of
> > bus_dma_mask on all PCI devices and have virtio automagically insert
> > swiotlb when necessary.
> For 4.20 I plan to remove the swiotlb ops and instead do the bounce
> buffering in the common code, including a direct call to the direct
> ops to avoid retpoline overhead. For that you still need a flag
> in virtio that instead of blindly working physical addresses it needs
> to be treated like a real device in terms of DMA.

But you will still call the swiotlb infrastructure, right ? IE, I sitll
need to control where/how the swiotlb "pool" is allocated.
> And for powerpc to make use of that I need to get the dma series I
> posted last week reviewed and included, otherwise powerpc will have
> to be excepted (like arm, where rmk didn't like the way the code
> was factored, everything else has already been taken care of).

Yes, I saw your series. I'm just back from a week of travel, I plan to
start reviewing it this week if Michael doesn't beat me to it.