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Subject[PATCH v2] vfio iommu: Add dma available capability
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Commit 492855939bdb ("vfio/type1: Limit DMA mappings per container") added
a limit to the number of concurrent DMA requests for a vfio container.
However, lazy unmapping in s390 can in fact cause quite a large number of
outstanding DMA requests to build up prior to being purged, potentially
the entire guest DMA space. This results in unexpected 'VFIO_MAP_DMA
failed: No space left on device' conditions seen in QEMU.

This patch proposes to provide the remaining number of allowable DMA
requests via the VFIO_IOMMU_GET_INFO ioctl as a new capability. A
subsequent patchset to QEMU would collect this information and use it in
s390 PCI support to tap the guest on the shoulder before overrunning the
vfio limit.

Changes from v1:
- Report dma_avail instead of the limit, which might not have been accurate
anyway
- Text/naming changes throughout due to the above

Matthew Rosato (1):
vfio iommu: Add dma available capability

drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
include/uapi/linux/vfio.h | 16 ++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 33 insertions(+)

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