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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: Ram Pai <linuxram@us.ibm.com>
Cc: andmike@us.ibm.com, mst@redhat.com,
	Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@ozlabs.ru>,
	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 <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] powerpc/pseries/iommu: Share the per-cpu TCE page with the hypervisor.
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2019 09:28:37 +0100
Message-ID: <20191205082837.GA20298@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191204204232.GE5063@oc0525413822.ibm.com>

On Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 12:42:32PM -0800, Ram Pai wrote:
> > The other approach we could use for that - which would still allow
> > H_PUT_TCE_INDIRECT, would be to allocate the TCE buffer page from the
> > same pool that we use for the bounce buffers.  I assume there must
> > already be some sort of allocator for that?
> 
> The allocator for swiotlb is buried deep in the swiotlb code. It is 
> not exposed to the outside-swiotlb world. Will have to do major surgery
> to expose it.

I don't think it would require all that much changes, but I'd really
hate the layering of calling into it directly.  Do we have a struct
device associated with the iommu that doesn't get iommu translations
themselves?  If we do a dma_alloc_coherent on that you'll get the
memory pool for free.

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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
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 [this message]
2019-12-04 18:26   ` Leonardo Bras
2019-12-04 20:27     ` Ram Pai

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