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SubjectRe: [RFC] /dev/ioasid uAPI proposal
On Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 08:58:05AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 09:11:03AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> > > nor do any virtio drivers implement the required platform specific
> > > cache flushing to make no-snoop TLPs work.
> >
> > I don't get why virtio drivers needs to do that. I think DMA API should hide
> > those arch/platform specific stuffs from us.
>
> It is not arch/platform stuff. If the device uses no-snoop then a
> very platform specific recovery is required in the device driver.

Well, the proper way to support NO_SNOOP DMA would be to force the
DMA API into supporting the device as if the platform was not DMA
coherent, probably on a per-call basis. It is just that no one bothered
to actually do the work an people just kept piling hacks over hacks.

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