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From: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>
To: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
Cc: Federico Vaga <federico.vaga@cern.ch>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	dmaengine@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: DMA Engine: Transfer From Userspace
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:54:57 +0530
Message-ID: <20200621072457.GA2324254@vkoul-mobl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <fe199e18-be45-cadc-8bad-4a83ed87bfba@intel.com>

On 19-06-20, 16:31, Dave Jiang wrote:
> 
> 
> On 6/19/2020 3:47 PM, Federico Vaga wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > is there the possibility of using a DMA engine channel from userspace?
> > 
> > Something like:
> > - configure DMA using ioctl() (or whatever configuration mechanism)
> > - read() or write() to trigger the transfer
> > 
> 
> I may have supposedly promised Vinod to look into possibly providing
> something like this in the future. But I have not gotten around to do that
> yet. Currently, no such support.

And I do still have serious reservations about this topic :) Opening up
userspace access to DMA does not sound very great from security point of
view.

Federico, what use case do you have in mind?

We should keep in mind dmaengine is an in-kernel interface providing
services to various subsystems, so you go thru the respective subsystem
kernel interface (network, display, spi, audio etc..) which would in
turn use dmaengine.

-- 
~Vinod

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Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-19 22:47 Federico Vaga
2020-06-19 23:31 ` Dave Jiang
2020-06-21  7:24   ` Vinod Koul [this message]
2020-06-21 20:36     ` Federico Vaga
2020-06-21 20:45       ` Richard Weinberger
2020-06-21 22:32         ` Federico Vaga
2020-06-22  4:47       ` Vinod Koul
2020-06-22  6:57         ` Federico Vaga
2020-06-22 12:01         ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-22 12:27           ` Richard Weinberger
2020-06-22 14:01             ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-22 12:30           ` Federico Vaga
2020-06-22 14:03             ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-22 15:54           ` Vinod Koul
2020-06-22 16:34             ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-24  9:30               ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-24  9:38                 ` Vinod Koul
2020-06-24 12:07                   ` Peter Ujfalusi
2020-06-24 13:58                     ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-26 10:29                       ` Peter Ujfalusi
2020-06-29 15:18                         ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-30 12:31                           ` Peter Ujfalusi
2020-07-01 16:13                             ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-25  0:42     ` Dave Jiang
2020-06-25  8:11       ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-26 20:08         ` Ira Weiny
2020-06-29 15:31           ` Thomas Ruf
2020-06-22  9:25 ` Federico Vaga
2020-06-22  9:42   ` Vinod Koul

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