Re: [PATCH v4 0/6] virtio core DMA API conversion

From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Tue Nov 10 2015 - 00:33:34 EST

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 9:26 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
<benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-11-09 at 18:18 -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> Which leaves the special case of Xen, where even preexisting devices
>> don't bypass the IOMMU. Can we keep this specific to powerpc and
>> sparc? On x86, this problem is basically nonexistent, since the IOMMU
>> is properly self-describing.
>> IOW, I think that on x86 we should assume that all virtio devices
>> honor the IOMMU.
> You don't like performances ? :-)

This should have basically no effect. Every non-experimental x86
virtio setup in existence either doesn't work at all (Xen) or has DMA
ops that are no-ops.

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