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From: Ram Pai <linuxram@us.ibm.com>
To: Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@ozlabs.ru>
Cc: andmike@us.ibm.com, mst@redhat.com, mdroth@linux.vnet.ibm.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, ram.n.pai@gmail.com, cai@lca.pw,
	tglx@linutronix.de, sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com,
	linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org, hch@lst.de,
	bauerman@linux.ibm.com, david@gibson.dropbear.id.au
Subject: RE: [PATCH v4 2/2] powerpc/pseries/iommu: Use dma_iommu_ops for Secure VMs aswell.
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2019 20:07:31 -0800
Message-ID: <20191203040731.GC12354@oc0525413822.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <58b08d09-aaf8-5659-c4e8-c502c508f35c@ozlabs.ru>

On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 11:58:18AM +1100, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
> 
> 
> On 02/12/2019 17:45, Ram Pai wrote:
> > Commit edea902c1c1e ("powerpc/pseries/iommu: Don't use dma_iommu_ops on
> > 	       secure guests")
> > disabled dma_iommu_ops path, for secure VMs. The rationale for disabling
> > the dma_iommu_ops path, was to use the dma_direct path, since it had
> > inbuilt support for bounce-buffering through SWIOTLB.
> > 
> > However dma_iommu_ops is functionally much richer. Depending on the
> > capabilities of the platform, it can handle direct DMA; with or without
> > bounce buffering, and it can handle indirect DMA. Hence its better to
> > leverage the richer functionality supported by dma_iommu_ops.
> 
> What exactly do we leverage after applying this patch? afaict things are
> going to work in exact same old way with this applied, no? Thanks,

Yes. You got it right. Another way of saying this is, it reverts the changes.

RP


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Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-02  6:45 [PATCH v4 0/2] Enable IOMMU support for pseries Secure VMs Ram Pai
2019-12-02  6:45 ` [PATCH v4 1/2] powerpc/pseries/iommu: Share the per-cpu TCE page with the hypervisor Ram Pai
2019-12-02  6:45   ` [PATCH v4 2/2] powerpc/pseries/iommu: Use dma_iommu_ops for Secure VMs aswell Ram Pai
2019-12-03  0:58     ` Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-12-03  4:07       ` Ram Pai [this message]
2019-12-03  0:56   ` [PATCH v4 1/2] powerpc/pseries/iommu: Share the per-cpu TCE page with the hypervisor Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-12-03  2:08     ` Ram Pai
2019-12-03  2:15       ` Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-12-03  4:05         ` Ram Pai
2019-12-03  4:24           ` Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-12-03 16:52             ` Ram Pai
2019-12-04  0:04               ` Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-12-04  0:49                 ` Ram Pai
2019-12-04  1:08                   ` Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-12-04  3:36                     ` David Gibson
2019-12-04 20:42                       ` Ram Pai
2019-12-04 22:26                         ` Alexey Kardashevskiy
2019-12-05  2:15                           ` [PATCH v4 1/2] powerpc/pseries/iommu: Share the per-cpu TCE page with the hypervisor.y Ram Pai
2019-12-06 23:10                           ` [PATCH v4 1/2] powerpc/pseries/iommu: Share the per-cpu TCE page with the hypervisor Ram Pai
2019-12-05  8:28                         ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-12-04 18:26   ` Leonardo Bras
2019-12-04 20:27     ` Ram Pai

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