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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 00/28] Removing struct page from P2PDMA
On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 03:50:24PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 10:46:41AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > BTW, it is not just offset right? It is possible that the IOMMU can
> > generate unique dma_addr_t values for each device?? Simple offset is
> > just something we saw in certain embedded cases, IIRC.
>
> Yes, it could. If we are trying to do P2P between two devices on
> different root ports and with the IOMMU enabled we'll generate
> a new bus address for the BAR on the other side dynamically everytime
> we map.

Even with the same root port if ACS is turned on could behave like this.

It is only a very narrow case where you can take shortcuts with
dma_addr_t, and I don't think shortcuts like are are appropriate for
the mainline kernel..

Jason

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