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SubjectRE: [RFC PATCH 0/7] A General Accelerator Framework, WarpDrive
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> From: Kenneth Lee [mailto:liguozhu@hisilicon.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:04 PM
>
> But we have another requirement which is to combine some device
> together to
> share the same address space. This is a little like these kinds of solution:
>
> http://tce.technion.ac.il/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2015/06/SC-7.2-M.-
> Silberstein.pdf
>
> With that, the application can directly pass the NiC packet pointer to the
> decryption accelerator, and get the bare data in place. This is the feature
> that
> the VFIO container can provide.

above is not a good argument, at least in the context of your discussion.
If each device has their own interface (similar to GPU) for process to bind
with, then having the process binding to multiple devices one-by-one then
you still get same address space shared cross them...

Thanks
Kevin
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