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Subject[PATCH 0/3] Fix virtio-blk issue with SWIOTLB
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Hi,

there is a problem with virtio-blk driven devices when
virtio-ring uses SWIOTLB through the DMA-API. This happens
for example in AMD-SEV enabled guests, where the guest RAM
is mostly encrypted and all emulated DMA has to happen
to/from the SWIOTLB aperture.

The problem is a limitation of the SWIOTLB implementation,
which does not support allocations larger than 256kb. When
the virtio-blk driver tries to read/write a block larger
than that, the allocation of the dma-handle fails and an IO
error is reported.

This patch-set adds a check to the virtio-code whether it
might be using SWIOTLB bounce buffering and limits the
maximum segment size in the virtio-blk driver in this case,
so that it doesn't try to do larger reads/writes.

Please review.

Thanks,

Joerg

Joerg Roedel (3):
swiotlb: Export maximum allocation size
virtio: Introduce virtio_max_dma_size()
virtio-blk: Consider virtio_max_dma_size() for maximum segment size

drivers/block/virtio_blk.c | 10 ++++++----
drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c | 11 +++++++++++
include/linux/swiotlb.h | 12 ++++++++++++
include/linux/virtio.h | 2 ++
4 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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2.17.1

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