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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 01/15] s390/vfio-ap: store queue struct in hash table for quick access
On 27.04.20 17:17, Halil Pasic wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:05:23 +0200
> Harald Freudenberger <> wrote:
>> On 24.04.20 05:57, Halil Pasic wrote:
>>> On Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:20:01 -0400
>>> Tony Krowiak <> wrote:
>>>> Rather than looping over potentially 65535 objects, let's store the
>>>> structures for caching information about queue devices bound to the
>>>> vfio_ap device driver in a hash table keyed by APQN.
>>> @Harald:
>>> Would it make sense to make the efficient lookup of an apqueue base
>>> on its APQN core AP functionality instead of each driver figuring it out
>>> on it's own?
>>> If I'm not wrong the zcrypt device/driver(s) must the problem of
>>> looking up a queue based on its APQN as well.
>>> For instance struct ep11_cprb has a target_id filed
>>> (arch/s390/include/uapi/asm/zcrypt.h).
>>> Regards,
>>> Halil
>> Hi Halil
>> no, the zcrypt drivers don't have this problem. They build up their own device object which
>> includes a pointer to the base ap device.
> I'm a bit confused. Doesn't your code loop first trough the ap_card
> objects to find the APID portion of the APQN, and then loop the queue
> list of the matching card to find the right ap_queue object? Or did I
> miss something? Isn't that what _zcrypt_send_ep11_cprb() does? Can you
> point me to the code that avoids the lookup (by apqn) for zcrypt?
No. The code is looping through zcrypt_card and zcrypt_queue objects which
are build up and held by the zcrypt api and the zcrypt driver(s).
It does not deal with ap_card and ap_queue devices.

> If you look at the new function of vfio_ap_get_queue(unsigned long apqn)
> it basically about finding the queue based on the apqn, with the
> difference that it is vfio specific.
> Regards,
> Halil
>> However, this is not a big issue, as the ap_bus holds a list of ap_card objects and within each
>> ap_card object there exists a list of ap_queues.

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