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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/8] Copy Offload with Peer-to-Peer PCI Memory
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Jason Gunthorpe
<jgunthorpe@obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 02:11:33PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
>> > I think this opens an even bigger can of worms..
>>
>> No, I don't think it does. You'd only shim when the target page is
>> backed by a device, not host memory, and you can figure this out by a
>> is_zone_device_page()-style lookup.
>
> The bigger can of worms is how do you meaningfully stack dma_ops.

This goes back to my original comment to make this capability a
function of the pci bridge itself. The kernel has an implementation of
a dynamically created bridge device that injects its own dma_ops for
the devices behind the bridge. See vmd_setup_dma_ops() in
drivers/pci/host/vmd.c.

> What does the p2p provider do when it detects a p2p page?

Check to see if the arch requires this offset translation that Ben
brought up and if not provide the physical address as the patches are
doing now.

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