[RFC PATCH 0/7] A General Accelerator Framework, WarpDrive

Tian, Kevin kevin.tian at intel.com
Thu Aug 9 18:31:31 AEST 2018

> From: Kenneth Lee [mailto:liguozhu at hisilicon.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:04 PM
> But we have another requirement which is to combine some device
> together to
> share the same address space. This is a little like these kinds of solution:
> http://tce.technion.ac.il/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2015/06/SC-7.2-M.-
> Silberstein.pdf
> With that, the application can directly pass the NiC packet pointer to the
> decryption accelerator, and get the bare data in place. This is the feature
> that
> the VFIO container can provide.

above is not a good argument, at least in the context of your discussion.
If each device has their own interface (similar to GPU) for process to bind 
with, then having the process binding to multiple devices one-by-one then
you still get same address space shared cross them...


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