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From: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
To: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
Cc: Halil Pasic <pasic@linux.ibm.com>,
	Collin Walling <walling@linux.ibm.com>,
	Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>,
	Sebastian Ott <sebott@linux.ibm.com>,
	KVM list <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>,
	linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <dgilbert@redhat.com>,
	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>,
	Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 18/30] virtio_fs, dax: Set up virtio_fs dax_device
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:30:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CAPcyv4i+2nKJYqkbrdm3hWcjaMYkCKUxqLBq96HOZe6xOZzGGg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190718131532.GA13883@redhat.com>

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 6:15 AM Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 07:27:25PM +0200, Halil Pasic wrote:
> > On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:27:03 -0400
> > Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > > From: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
> > >
> > > Setup a dax device.
> > >
> > > Use the shm capability to find the cache entry and map it.
> > >
> > > The DAX window is accessed by the fs/dax.c infrastructure and must have
> > > struct pages (at least on x86).  Use devm_memremap_pages() to map the
> > > DAX window PCI BAR and allocate struct page.
> > >
> >
> > Sorry for being this late. I don't see any more recent version so I will
> > comment here.
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out how is this supposed to work on s390. My concern
> > is, that on s390 PCI memory needs to be accessed by special
> > instructions. This is taken care of by the stuff defined in
> > arch/s390/include/asm/io.h. E.g. we 'override' __raw_writew so it uses
> > the appropriate s390 instruction. However if the code does not use the
> > linux abstractions for accessing PCI memory, but assumes it can be
> > accessed like RAM, we have a problem.
> >
> > Looking at this patch, it seems to me, that we might end up with exactly
> > the case described. For example AFAICT copy_to_iter() (3) resolves to
> > the function in lib/iov_iter.c which does not seem to cater for s390
> > oddities.
> >
> > I didn't have the time to investigate this properly, and since virtio-fs
> > is virtual, we may be able to get around what is otherwise a
> > limitation on s390. My understanding of these areas is admittedly
> > shallow, and since I'm not sure I'll have much more time to
> > invest in the near future I decided to raise concern.
> >
> > Any opinions?
>
> Hi Halil,
>
> I don't understand s390 and how PCI works there as well. Is there any
> other transport we can use there to map IO memory directly and access
> using DAX?
>
> BTW, is DAX supported for s390.
>
> I am also hoping somebody who knows better can chip in. Till that time,
> we could still use virtio-fs on s390 without DAX.

s390 has so-called "limited" dax support, see CONFIG_FS_DAX_LIMITED.
In practice that means that support for PTE_DEVMAP is missing which
means no get_user_pages() support for dax mappings. Effectively it's
only useful for execute-in-place as operations like fork() and ptrace
of dax mappings will fail.

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Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-15 19:26 [PATCH v2 00/30] [RFC] virtio-fs: shared file system for virtual machines Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 01/30] fuse: delete dentry if timeout is zero Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 02/30] fuse: Clear setuid bit even in cache=never path Vivek Goyal
2019-05-20 14:41   ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-05-20 14:44     ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-05-20 20:25       ` Nikolaus Rath
2019-05-21 15:01     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 03/30] fuse: Use default_file_splice_read for direct IO Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 04/30] fuse: export fuse_end_request() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 05/30] fuse: export fuse_len_args() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 06/30] fuse: Export fuse_send_init_request() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 07/30] fuse: export fuse_get_unique() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 08/30] fuse: extract fuse_fill_super_common() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 09/30] fuse: add fuse_iqueue_ops callbacks Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 10/30] fuse: Separate fuse device allocation and installation in fuse_conn Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 11/30] virtio_fs: add skeleton virtio_fs.ko module Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 12/30] dax: remove block device dependencies Vivek Goyal
2019-05-16  0:21   ` Dan Williams
2019-05-16 10:07     ` Stefan Hajnoczi
2019-05-16 14:23     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 13/30] dax: Pass dax_dev to dax_writeback_mapping_range() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 14/30] virtio: Add get_shm_region method Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 15/30] virtio: Implement get_shm_region for PCI transport Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 16/30] virtio: Implement get_shm_region for MMIO transport Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 17/30] fuse, dax: add fuse_conn->dax_dev field Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 18/30] virtio_fs, dax: Set up virtio_fs dax_device Vivek Goyal
2019-07-17 17:27   ` Halil Pasic
2019-07-18  9:04     ` Cornelia Huck
2019-07-18 11:20       ` Halil Pasic
2019-07-18 14:47         ` Cornelia Huck
2019-07-18 13:15     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-07-18 14:30       ` Dan Williams [this message]
2019-07-22 10:51         ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-07-22 10:56           ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2019-07-22 11:20             ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-07-22 11:43               ` Cornelia Huck
2019-07-22 12:00                 ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-07-22 12:08                   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-07-29 13:20                     ` Stefan Hajnoczi
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 19/30] fuse: Keep a list of free dax memory ranges Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 20/30] fuse: Introduce setupmapping/removemapping commands Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 21/30] fuse, dax: Implement dax read/write operations Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 22/30] fuse, dax: add DAX mmap support Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 23/30] fuse: Define dax address space operations Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 24/30] fuse, dax: Take ->i_mmap_sem lock during dax page fault Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 25/30] fuse: Maintain a list of busy elements Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 26/30] fuse: Add logic to free up a memory range Vivek Goyal
     [not found]   ` <CAN+Pk99SNKSf+GjSQUUWt_eu1fSjTy_ByUOEQUXHi8zNqXY1zA@mail.gmail.com>
2019-05-20 12:53     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 27/30] fuse: Release file in process context Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 28/30] fuse: Reschedule dax free work if too many EAGAIN attempts Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 29/30] fuse: Take inode lock for dax inode truncation Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 30/30] virtio-fs: Do not provide abort interface in fusectl Vivek Goyal

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