[PATCH 3/4] drivers/vfio: New IOCTL command VFIO_EEH_INFO

Gavin Shan gwshan at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue May 20 22:21:48 EST 2014

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 01:44:21PM +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
>On 20.05.14 13:40, Gavin Shan wrote:
>>On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 01:28:40PM +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>>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?
>>Yes, It saves some memory.
>>>So I think from a modeling point of view, you want VFIO code that
>>>calls reasonably generic helpers inside the kernel to deal with
>>>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.
>>The main reason I put eeh-vfio.c to arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/ is
>>the source file needs access data structures (struct pnv_phb) defined
>>in "pci.h" under that directory.
>Then create a good in-kernel framework from that directory and make
>use of it from the VFIO code :). But please don't mesh together VFIO,
>powernv EEH handling and RTAS.

Yeah. How about this? :-)

- Move eeh-vfio.c to drivers/vfio/pci/
- From eeh-vfio.c, dereference arch/powerpc/kernel/eeh.c::eeh_ops, which
  is arch/powerpc/plaforms/powernv/eeh-powernv.c::powernv_eeh_ops. Call
  to the corresponding callbacks in "eeh_ops" based on incoming RTAS request.

  The file would be renamed to "vfio_eeh.c" as well after moving to VFIO
  driver directory.


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