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Subject[PATCH v3 0/5] IOMMU user API enhancement
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IOMMU user API header was introduced to support nested DMA translation and
related fault handling. The current UAPI data structures consist of three
areas that cover the interactions between host kernel and guest:
- fault handling
- cache invalidation
- bind guest page tables, i.e. guest PASID

Future extensions are likely to support more architectures and vIOMMU features.

In the previous discussion, using user-filled data size and feature flags is
made a preferred approach over a unified version number.
https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/1/29/45

In addition to introduce argsz field to data structures, this patchset is also
trying to document the UAPI design, usage, and extension rules. VT-d driver
changes to utilize the new argsz field is included, VFIO usage is to follow.

Thanks,

Jacob


Changeog:
v3:
- Rewrote backward compatibility rule to support existing code
re-compiled with newer kernel UAPI header that runs on older
kernel. Based on review comment from Alex W.
https://lore.kernel.org/linux-iommu/20200611094741.6d118fa8@w520.home/
- Take user pointer directly in UAPI functions. Perform argsz check
and copy_from_user() in IOMMU driver. Eliminate the need for
VFIO or other upper layer to parse IOMMU data.
- Create wrapper function for in-kernel users of UAPI functions
v2:
- Removed unified API version and helper
- Introduced argsz for each UAPI data
- Introduced UAPI doc

Jacob Pan (5):
docs: IOMMU user API
iommu/uapi: Add argsz for user filled data
iommu/uapi: Use named union for user data
iommu/uapi: Handle data and argsz filled by users
iommu/uapi: Support both kernel and user unbind guest PASID

Documentation/userspace-api/iommu.rst | 244 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/iommu/intel/iommu.c | 24 ++--
drivers/iommu/intel/svm.c | 5 +-
drivers/iommu/iommu.c | 138 +++++++++++++++++--
include/linux/iommu.h | 20 ++-
include/uapi/linux/iommu.h | 10 +-
6 files changed, 413 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/userspace-api/iommu.rst

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