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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/8] Copy Offload with Peer-to-Peer PCI Memory

On 18/04/17 01:48 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> I think this is why progress on this keeps getting stuck - every
> solution is a lot of work.

Yup! There's also a ton of work just to get the iomem safety issues
addressed. Let alone the dma mapping issues.

> You could try to do a dummy mapping / create a MR early on to detect
> this.

Ok, that could be a workable solution.

> FWIW, I wonder if from a RDMA perspective we have another
> problem.. Should we allow P2P memory to be used with the local DMA
> lkey? There are potential designs around virtualization that would not
> allow that. Should we mandate that P2P memory be in its own MR?

I can't say I understand these issues...


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