[PATCH 2/8] powerpc/eeh: Info to trace passed devices

Gavin Shan gwshan at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue May 20 09:54:20 EST 2014

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 08:37:29AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>On Mon, 2014-05-19 at 14:46 +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> I don't see the point of VFIO knowing about guest addresses. They are 
>> not unique across a system and the whole idea that a VFIO device has to 
>> be owned by a guest is also pretty dubious.
>> I suppose what you really care about here is just a token for a specific 
>> device? But why do you need one where we don't have tokens yet?
>I think this is going to be needed when doing in-kernel acceleration
>of some of the RTAS calls, but yes, Gavin, why do we need that now ?

Thanks for your comments :-)

For now, the newly introduced IOCTL command (VFIO_EEH_INFO) is handled by
VFIO-Container fd, which can't identify IOMMU group (PE) or VFIO-PCI-dev
naturally because one VFIO-container can have multiple IOMMU groups docked
there. I'm going to let VFIO-PCI-dev fd handle the IOCTL command because
VFIO-PCI-dev fd can identify the device and the corresponding IOMMU group
(PE). With that, the address mapping stuff isn't necessary.


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