Re: [RFC] /dev/ioasid uAPI proposal
From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Wed Jun 09 2021 - 08:47:48 EST
On Wed, Jun 09, 2021 at 02:46:05PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 09/06/21 13:57, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 09, 2021 at 02:49:32AM +0000, Tian, Kevin wrote:
> > > Last unclosed open. Jason, you dislike symbol_get in this contract per
> > > earlier comment. As Alex explained, looks it's more about module
> > > dependency which is orthogonal to how this contract is designed. What
> > > is your opinion now?
> > Generally when you see symbol_get like this it suggests something is
> > wrong in the layering..
> > Why shouldn't kvm have a normal module dependency on drivers/iommu?
> It allows KVM to load even if there's an "install /bin/false" for vfio
> (typically used together with the blacklist directive) in modprobe.conf.
> This rationale should apply to iommu as well.
I can vaugely understand this rational for vfio, but not at all for
the platform's iommu driver, sorry.