Re: [PATCH v4 1/1] drm: allow limiting the scatter list size.

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Date: Tue Sep 08 2020 - 06:03:06 EST

> > > The comments I've found suggest very much not ... Or is that all very
> > > old stuff only that no one cares about anymore?
> >
> > I think these days it is possible to override dma_ops per device, which
> > in turn allows virtio to deal with the quirks without the rest of the
> > kernel knowing about these details.
> >
> > I also think virtio-gpu can drop the virtio_has_dma_quirk() checks, just
> > use the dma api path unconditionally and depend on virtio core having
> > setup dma_ops in a way that it JustWorks[tm]. I'll look into that next.
> The comment above vring_use_dma_api() suggests that this has not yet
> happened, that's why I'm asking.

Hmm, wading through the code, seems it indeed happen yet, even though my
testing didn't show any issues. Probably pure luck because devices and
cpus have the same memory view on x86. Guess I need to try this on
ppc64 to see it actually failing ...

So dropping the virtio_has_dma_quirk() checks isn't going to fly.

Using dma_max_mapping_size() should be fine though. It might use a
lower limit than needed for virtio, but it should not break things.

take care,