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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] intel-iommu: Reinstate RMRRs if a device is removed from passthrough domain
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On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 08:15 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 17:25 -0600, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > When a device is setup for passthrough it has full access to memory
> > so processing the RMRRs is unnecessary. However, if we remove the device
> > from the si_domain, we need to reinstate the associated RMRRs.
> > Signed-off-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@hp.com>
>
> If your device is doing DMA to host memory autonomously, you may still
> have problems with this patch -- you take it out of the si_domain and
> then there's a period of time before you reapply the RMRRs, during which
> its DMA may be prevented.
>
> You want to set up the new domain first, then switch the device over to
> it atomically.

Yes, good point. I'm not seeing any convenient ways to setup a new
domain for a device while it's still a member of the si_domain. It
looks like I'd need to extract parts of the get_valid_domain_for_dev()
path and ignore any bits about using the already existing domain. Is
there an easier way? Thanks,

Alex




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