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From: Richard Weinberger <richard.weinberger@gmail.com>
To: Thomas Ruf <freelancer@rufusul.de>
Cc: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>,
	Federico Vaga <federico.vaga@cern.ch>,
	Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	dmaengine@vger.kernel.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: DMA Engine: Transfer From Userspace
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:27:12 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFLxGvyNazbyBpySuNA6SU-8tcvqYWKHsAHuhTLsofR=VoiEwQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <419762761.402939.1592827272368@mailbusiness.ionos.de>

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:02 PM Thomas Ruf <freelancer@rufusul.de> wrote:
> > more the reason not do do so, why cant a kernel driver be added for your
> > usage?
>
> by chance i have written a driver allowing dma from user space using a memcpy like interface ;-)
> now i am trying to get this code upstream but was hit by the fact that DMA_SG is gone since Aug 2017 :-(
>
> just let me introduce myself and the project:
> - coding in C since '91
> - coding in C++ since '98
> - a lot of stuff not relevant for this ;-)
> - working as a freelancer since Nov '19
> - implemented a "dma-sg-proxy" driver for my client in Mar/Apr '20 to copy camera frames from uncached memory to cached memory using a second dma on a Zynq platform
> - last week we figured out that we can not upgrade from "Xilinx 2019.2" (kernel 4.19.x) to "2020.1" (kernel 5.4.x) because the DMA_SG interface is gone
> - subscribed to dmaengine on friday, saw the start of this discussion on saturday
> - talked to my client today if it is ok to try to revive DMA_SG and get our driver upstream to avoid such problems in future

How do you preserve bounds? This is the main reason why vfio requires an iommu.

> here the struct for the ioctl:
>
> typedef struct {
>   unsigned int struct_size;
>   const void *src_user_ptr;
>   void *dst_user_ptr;
>   unsigned long length;
>   unsigned int timeout_in_ms;
> } dma_sg_proxy_arg_t;

Is this on top of uio or a complete new subsystem?

-- 
Thanks,
//richard

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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
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 [this message]
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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