[PATCH 3/4] drivers/vfio: New IOCTL command VFIO_EEH_INFO
agraf at suse.de
Tue May 20 21:28:40 EST 2014
On 20.05.14 13:21, Alexander Graf wrote:
> On 20.05.14 10:30, Gavin Shan wrote:
>> The patch adds new IOCTL command VFIO_EEH_OP to VFIO PCI device
>> to support EEH functionality for PCI devices, which have been
>> passed from host to guest via VFIO.
>> Signed-off-by: Gavin Shan <gwshan at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/Makefile | 1 +
>> arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/eeh-vfio.c | 445
>> drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci.c | 24 +-
>> drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci_private.h | 16 ++
>> include/uapi/linux/vfio.h | 43 +++
>> 5 files changed, 523 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>> create mode 100644 arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/eeh-vfio.c
> Why doesn't this code live inside the vfio module? If I don't load the
> vfio module, I don't need that code to waste memory in my kernel, no?
So I think from a modeling point of view, you want VFIO code that calls
reasonably generic helpers inside the kernel to deal with errors.
The "generic helpers" don't have anything to do with VFIO. Everything
that interfaces via ioctls with user space is 100% VFIO code.
The latter should be tristate inside vfio.ko, the former can be =y.
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