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SubjectRE: [PATCH 02/10] Driver core: Add iommu_ops to bus_type
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roedel, Joerg [mailto:Joerg.Roedel@amd.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 6:06 PM
> To: Sethi Varun-B16395
> Cc: Joerg Roedel; Greg KH; iommu@lists.linux-foundation.org; Alex
> Williamson; Ohad Ben-Cohen; David Woodhouse; David Brown;
> kvm@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/10] Driver core: Add iommu_ops to bus_type
>
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 08:08:41AM -0400, Sethi Varun-B16395 wrote:
> > > The IOMMUs are usually devices on the bus itself, so they are
> > > initialized after the bus is set up and the devices on it are
> > > populated. So the function can not be called on bus initialization
> > > because the IOMMU is not ready at this point.
> > Well, at what point would the add_device_group (referring to patch set
> posted by Alex) call back be invoked?
>
> The details are up to Alex Williamson. One option is to register a
> notifier for the bus in the iommu_bus_init() function and react to its
> notifications.
> I think in the end we will have a number of additional call-backs in the
> iommu_ops which are called by the notifier (or from the driver-core
> directly) to handle actions like added or removed devices. All the
> infrastructure for that which is implemented in the iommu-drivers today
> will then be in the iommu-core code.
I am not sure If I understand this, but as per your earlier statement iommu is a device on the bus
and its initialization would happen when bus is set up and devices are populated. So, when would device
notifier call an iommu call back?

-Varun




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