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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 09/16] driver core: add iommu device fault reporting data
On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 12:11:45AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 04:03:37PM -0700, Jacob Pan wrote:
> > DMA faults can be detected by IOMMU at device level. Adding a pointer
> > to struct device allows IOMMU subsystem to report relevant faults
> > back to the device driver for further handling.
> > For direct assigned device (or user space drivers), guest OS holds
> > responsibility to handle and respond per device IOMMU fault.
> > Therefore we need fault reporting mechanism to propagate faults beyond
> > IOMMU subsystem.
>
> We use struct device all over the system, and I don't think we should
> bloat it for fringe case IOMMU bits.
>
> Someone really needs to take a step back and figure out how to move
> this into a structure that's only allocated for device that actually
> can do physical DMA (and/or have an iommu attached)
>
> This is the 3rd iommu field, in addition to 8 dma-specific fields
> that we carry around for each struct device.

Ick, 8? Yeah, it's getting big... How about just a single pointer for
iommu and dma-specific stuff that you all can hang crap like this off
of if needed?

thanks,

greg k-h

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