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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Intel IOMMU Pass Through Support
Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:19:57 -0700
> Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@intel.com> wrote:
>
>> The patch adds kernel parameter intel_iommu=pt to set up pass through mode in
>> context mapping entry. This disables DMAR in linux kernel; but KVM still runs on
>> VT-d and interrupt remapping still works.
>>
>> In this mode, kernel uses swiotlb for DMA API functions but other VT-d
>> functionalities are enabled for KVM. KVM always uses multi level translation
>> page table in VT-d. By default, pass though mode is disabled in kernel.
>>
>> This is useful when people don't want to enable VT-d DMAR in kernel but still
>> want to use KVM and interrupt remapping for reasons like DMAR performance
>> concern or debug purpose.
>>
>
> The patch is now in linux-next and broke my build.
>
> arch/x86/built-in.o: In function `iommu_setup':
> arch/x86/kernel/pci-dma.c:215: undefined reference to `iommu_pass_through'
> arch/x86/built-in.o: In function `pci_swiotlb_init':
> arch/x86/kernel/pci-swiotlb.c:74: undefined reference to `iommu_pass_through'
>
> Because iommu_pass_through is defined in drivers/pci/intel-iommu.c and
>
> # CONFIG_DMAR is not set
>
> I'll need to cook up some local hack to work around that.
>

Patch just went to linux-next mailing list (but should have also
gone to lkml):

http://marc.info/?l=linux-next&m=124113213400748&w=2


>
> Also, the patch in linux-next (but not the one which I'm replying to
> here does:
>
> : --- a/arch/x86/kernel/pci-dma.c
> : +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/pci-dma.c
> : @@ -160,6 +160,8 @@ again:
> : return page_address(page);
> : }
> :
> : +extern int iommu_pass_through;
> : +
>
> Which is wrong and unnecessary - the variable was already declared in a
> header file.
>
> scripts/checkpatch.pl would have warned you about this error, but
> apparently neither you nor the people who reviewed or merged the patch
> bother to use it.



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