[RFC 1/3 v3] mm: iommu: An API to unify IOMMU, CPU and device memory management
zpfeffer at codeaurora.org
Tue Jul 13 08:14:21 EDT 2010
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 03:03:25PM +0900, FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 22:57:06 -0700
> Zach Pfeffer <zpfeffer at codeaurora.org> wrote:
> > FUJITA Tomonori wrote:
> > > On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:59:52 -0700
> > > Zach Pfeffer <zpfeffer at codeaurora.org> wrote:
> > >
> > >> The problem I'm trying to solve boils down to this: map a set of
> > >> contiguous physical buffers to an aligned IOMMU address. I need to
> > >> allocate the set of physical buffers in a particular way: use 1 MB
> > >> contiguous physical memory, then 64 KB, then 4 KB, etc. and I need to
> > >> align the IOMMU address in a particular way.
> > >
> > > Sounds like the DMA API already supports what you want.
> > >
> > > You can set segment_boundary_mask in struct device_dma_parameters if
> > > you want to align the IOMMU address. See IOMMU implementations that
> > > support dma_get_seg_boundary() properly.
> > That function takes the wrong argument in a VCM world:
> > unsigned long dma_get_seg_boundary(struct device *dev);
> > The boundary should be an attribute of the device side mapping,
> > independent of the device. This would allow better code reuse.
> You mean that you want to specify this alignment attribute every time
> you create an IOMMU mapping? Then you can set segment_boundary_mask
> every time you create an IOMMU mapping. It's odd but it should work.
Kinda. I want to forget about IOMMUs, devices and CPUs. I just want to
create a mapping that has the alignment I specify, regardless of the
mapper. The mapping is created on a VCM and the VCM is associated with
a mapper: a CPU, an IOMMU'd device or a direct mapped device.
> Another possible solution is extending struct dma_attrs. We could add
> the alignment attribute to it.
That may be useful, but in the current DMA-API may be seen as
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