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From: "Burakov, Anatoly" <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>
To: David Christensen <drc@linux.vnet.ibm.com>, dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] vfio: modify spapr iommu support to use static window sizing
Date: Wed, 6 May 2020 11:18:56 +0100
Message-ID: <b7b374cd-cc94-0879-d89b-0e2d7e37f748@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4e7fa5f1-e2c7-a2e0-72d8-293c1cbc607b@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On 05-May-20 5:26 PM, David Christensen wrote:
>>>>>> That's not even mentioning the fact that the user may register 
>>>>>> external memory for DMA which may cause the window to be of 
>>>>>> insufficient size to cover said external memory.
> 
> Regarding external memory, I can think of two obvious options:
> 
> 1) Skip window sizing altogether if external memory is detected and 
> assume the user has set things up appropriately.

A third option is just to caution users that external memory might not 
work on PPC64, and rely on my patch and the DMA mask infrastructure to 
ensure that any IOVA user requests, we can satisfy. If they can't be, 
user can adjust their IOVA request accordingly.

> 2) Add an EAL command line option --iova-len that would allow the 
> external memory requirements to be considered it required.
> 

I'm not keen on an additional platform-specific EAL option, to be 
honest, and i don't think others would be either.

> I'll work on a new patch with (2) along with the other changes discussed 
> and resubmit.  Thanks for the feedback.
> 
> Dave


-- 
Thanks,
Anatoly

  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-06 10:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-29 23:29 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] vfio: change spapr DMA window sizing operation David Christensen
2020-04-29 23:29 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] vfio: use ifdef's for ppc64 spapr code David Christensen
2020-04-30 11:14   ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-04-30 16:22     ` David Christensen
2020-04-30 16:24       ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-04-30 17:38         ` David Christensen
2020-05-01  8:49           ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-04-29 23:29 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] vfio: modify spapr iommu support to use static window sizing David Christensen
2020-04-30 11:34   ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-04-30 17:36     ` David Christensen
2020-05-01  9:06       ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-05-01 16:48         ` David Christensen
2020-05-05 14:57           ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-05-05 16:26             ` David Christensen
2020-05-06 10:18               ` Burakov, Anatoly [this message]
2020-06-30 21:38 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/1] vfio: change spapr DMA window sizing operation David Christensen
2020-06-30 21:38   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/1] vfio: modify spapr iommu support to use static window sizing David Christensen
2020-08-10 21:07   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/1] vfio: change spapr DMA window sizing operation David Christensen
2020-08-10 21:07     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/1] vfio: modify spapr iommu support to use static window sizing David Christensen
2020-09-03 18:55       ` David Christensen
2020-09-17 11:13       ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-10-07 12:49         ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-10-07 17:44         ` David Christensen
2020-10-08  9:39           ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-10-12 19:19             ` David Christensen
2020-10-14  9:27               ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-10-15 17:23     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/1] vfio: change spapr DMA window sizing operation David Christensen
2020-10-15 17:23       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/1] vfio: modify spapr iommu support to use static window sizing David Christensen
2020-10-20 12:05         ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-10-29 21:30           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-02 11:04         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-11-03 22:05       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-03 22:05         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-04 19:43           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-04 21:00             ` David Christensen
2020-11-04 21:02               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-04 22:25                 ` David Christensen
2020-11-05  7:12                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-06 22:16                     ` David Christensen
2020-11-07  9:58                       ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-09 20:35         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-09 20:35           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-09 21:10             ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-11-10 17:41           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 0/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-10 17:41             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-10 17:43           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 0/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-10 17:43             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/1] " David Christensen
2020-11-13  8:39               ` Thomas Monjalon

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