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From: "Raj, Ashok" <ashok.raj@intel.com>
To: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@nvidia.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>,
	vkoul@kernel.org, megha.dey@intel.com, maz@kernel.org,
	bhelgaas@google.com, alex.williamson@redhat.com,
	jacob.jun.pan@intel.com, yi.l.liu@intel.com, baolu.lu@intel.com,
	kevin.tian@intel.com, sanjay.k.kumar@intel.com,
	tony.luck@intel.com, jing.lin@intel.com,
	dan.j.williams@intel.com, kwankhede@nvidia.com,
	eric.auger@redhat.com, parav@mellanox.com, rafael@kernel.org,
	netanelg@mellanox.com, shahafs@mellanox.com,
	yan.y.zhao@linux.intel.com, pbonzini@redhat.com,
	samuel.ortiz@intel.com, mona.hossain@intel.com,
	Megha Dey <megha.dey@linux.intel.com>,
	dmaengine@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-pci@vger.kernel.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 00/17] Add VFIO mediated device support and DEV-MSI support for the idxd driver
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2020 08:20:43 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20201102162043.GB20783@otc-nc-03> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201102132036.GX2620339@nvidia.com>

Hi Jason

On Mon, Nov 02, 2020 at 09:20:36AM -0400, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:

> > of IDXD for guest drivers. These look and feel like IDXD, not another device 
> > interface. In that sense if we move PF/VF mailboxes as
> > separate drivers i thought it feels a bit odd.
> 
> You need this split anyhow, putting VFIO calls into the main idxd
> module is not OK.
> 
> Plugging in a PCI device should not auto-load VFIO modules.

Yes, I agree that would be a good reason to separate them completely and
glue functionality with private APIs between the 2 modules.

- Separate mdev code from base idxd.
- Separate maintainers, so its easy to review and include. (But remember
  they are heavily inter-dependent. They have to move to-gether)

Almost all SRIOV drivers today are just configured with some form of Kconfig
and those relevant files are compiled into the same module.

I think in *most* applications idxd would be operating in that mode, where
you have the base driver and mdev parts (like VF) compiled in if configured
such.

Creating these private interfaces for intra-module are just 1-1 and not
general purpose and every accelerator needs to create these instances.

I wasn't sure focibly creating this firewall between the PF/VF interfaces
is actually worth the work every driver is going to require. I can see
where this is required when they offer separate functional interfaces
when we talk about multi-function in a more confined definition today.

idxd mdev's are purely a VF extension. It doesn't provide any different
function. For e.g. like an RDMA device that can provide iWarp, ipoib or
even multiplexing storage over IB. IDXD is a fixed function interface.

Sure having separate modules helps with that isolation. But I'm not
convinced if this simplifies, or complicates things more than what is
required for these device types.

Cheers,
Ashok

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-02 16:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 123+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-30 18:50 Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:50 ` [PATCH v4 01/17] irqchip: Add IMS (Interrupt Message Store) driver Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 22:01   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 02/17] iommu/vt-d: Add DEV-MSI support Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 20:31   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-10-30 20:52     ` Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 03/17] dmaengine: idxd: add theory of operation documentation for idxd mdev Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 04/17] dmaengine: idxd: add support for readonly config devices Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 05/17] dmaengine: idxd: add interrupt handle request support Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 06/17] PCI: add SIOV and IMS capability detection Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 19:51   ` Bjorn Helgaas
2020-10-30 21:20     ` Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 21:50       ` Bjorn Helgaas
2020-10-30 22:45       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-30 22:49         ` Dave Jiang
2020-11-02 13:21           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-03  2:49             ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-03 12:43               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-04  3:41                 ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-04 12:40                   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-04 13:34                     ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-04 13:54                       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-06  9:48                         ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-06 13:14                           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-06 16:48                             ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-06 17:51                               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-06 23:47                                 ` Dan Williams
2020-11-07  0:12                                   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-07  1:42                                     ` Dan Williams
2020-11-08 18:11                                     ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-08 18:34                                       ` David Woodhouse
2020-11-08 23:25                                         ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-10 14:19                                           ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-10 14:41                                             ` David Woodhouse
2020-11-08 23:41                                       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-09  0:05                                         ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-08 18:47                                     ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-08 19:36                                       ` David Woodhouse
2020-11-08 22:47                                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-08 23:29                                           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-11 15:41                                         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-11 16:09                                           ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-11 22:27                                             ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-11 23:03                                               ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-12  1:13                                                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-12 13:10                                                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-08 23:23                                       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-08 23:36                                         ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-09  7:37                                         ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-09 16:46                                           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-08 23:58                                       ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-09  7:59                                         ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-09 11:21                                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-09 17:30                                           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-09 22:40                                             ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-09 22:42                                             ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-10  5:14                                               ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-10 10:27                                                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-10 14:13                                                   ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-10 14:23                                                     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-11  2:17                                                       ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-12 13:46                                                         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-11  7:14                                                     ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-12 19:32                                                       ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2020-11-12 22:42                                                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-13  2:42                                                           ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-13 12:57                                                             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-13 13:32                                                             ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-13 16:12                                                               ` Luck, Tony
2020-11-13 17:38                                                                 ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-14 10:34                                                           ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-14 21:18                                                             ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-15 11:26                                                               ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-15 19:31                                                                 ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-15 22:11                                                                   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-16  0:22                                                                     ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-16  7:31                                                                       ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-16 15:46                                                                         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-16 17:56                                                                           ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-16 18:02                                                                             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-16 20:37                                                                               ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-16 23:51                                                                               ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-17  9:21                                                                                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-16  8:25                                                               ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-11-10 14:19                                                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-11  2:35                                                   ` Tian, Kevin
2020-11-08 21:18                             ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-08 22:09                               ` David Woodhouse
2020-11-08 22:52                                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-07  0:32                           ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-11-09  5:25                             ` Tian, Kevin
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 07/17] dmaengine: idxd: add IMS support in base driver Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 08/17] dmaengine: idxd: add device support functions in prep for mdev Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 09/17] dmaengine: idxd: add basic mdev registration and helper functions Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:51 ` [PATCH v4 10/17] dmaengine: idxd: add emulation rw routines Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:52 ` [PATCH v4 11/17] dmaengine: idxd: prep for virtual device commands Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:52 ` [PATCH v4 12/17] dmaengine: idxd: virtual device commands emulation Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:52 ` [PATCH v4 13/17] dmaengine: idxd: ims setup for the vdcm Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 21:26   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-10-30 18:52 ` [PATCH v4 14/17] dmaengine: idxd: add mdev type as a new wq type Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:52 ` [PATCH v4 15/17] dmaengine: idxd: add dedicated wq mdev type Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:52 ` [PATCH v4 16/17] dmaengine: idxd: add new wq state for mdev Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:52 ` [PATCH v4 17/17] dmaengine: idxd: add error notification from host driver to mediated device Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 18:58 ` [PATCH v4 00/17] Add VFIO mediated device support and DEV-MSI support for the idxd driver Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-30 19:13   ` Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 19:17     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-30 19:23       ` Raj, Ashok
2020-10-30 19:30         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-30 20:43           ` Raj, Ashok
2020-10-30 22:54             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-10-31  2:50             ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-10-31 23:53               ` Raj, Ashok
2020-11-02 13:20                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-02 16:20                   ` Raj, Ashok [this message]
2020-11-02 17:19                     ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-02 18:18                       ` Dave Jiang
2020-11-02 18:26                         ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-02 18:38                           ` Dan Williams
2020-11-02 18:51                             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-02 19:26                               ` Dan Williams
2020-10-30 20:48 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-10-30 20:59   ` Dave Jiang
2020-10-30 22:10     ` Thomas Gleixner

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