[RFC PATCH v2] uacce: Add uacce_ctrl misc device

Song Bao Hua (Barry Song) song.bao.hua at hisilicon.com
Tue Feb 2 11:22:01 AEDT 2021

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Gunthorpe [mailto:jgg at ziepe.ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:44 PM
> To: Tian, Kevin <kevin.tian at intel.com>
> Cc: Song Bao Hua (Barry Song) <song.bao.hua at hisilicon.com>; chensihang (A)
> <chensihang1 at hisilicon.com>; Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>; Greg
> Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>; linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org;
> iommu at lists.linux-foundation.org; linux-mm at kvack.org; Zhangfei Gao
> <zhangfei.gao at linaro.org>; Liguozhu (Kenneth) <liguozhu at hisilicon.com>;
> linux-accelerators at lists.ozlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2] uacce: Add uacce_ctrl misc device
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 10:09:03AM +0000, Tian, Kevin wrote:
> > > SVA is not doom to work with IO page fault only. If we have SVA+pin,
> > > we would get both sharing address and stable I/O latency.
> >
> > Isn't it like a traditional MAP_DMA API (imply pinning) plus specifying
> > cpu_va of the memory pool as the iova?
> I think their issue is the HW can't do the cpu_va trick without also
> involving the system IOMMU in a SVA mode
> It really is something that belongs under some general /dev/sva as we
> talked on the vfio thread

AFAIK, there is no this /dev/sva so /dev/uacce is an uAPI
which belongs to sva.

Another option is that we add a system call like
fs/userfaultfd.c, and move the file_operations and  ioctl
to the anon inode by creating fd via anon_inode_getfd().
Then nothing will be buried by uacce.

> Jason


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