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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 0/9] hyper_dmabuf: Hyper_DMABUF driver
On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 06:01:29PM +0100, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 05:49:59PM -0800, Dongwon Kim wrote:
> > This patch series contains the implementation of a new device driver,
> > hyper_DMABUF driver, which provides a way to expand the boundary of
> > Linux DMA-BUF sharing to across different VM instances in Multi-OS platform
> > enabled by a Hypervisor (e.g. XEN)
> >
> > This version 2 series is basically refactored version of old series starting
> > with "[RFC PATCH 01/60] hyper_dmabuf: initial working version of hyper_dmabuf
> > drv"
> >
> > Implementation details of this driver are described in the reference guide
> > added by the second patch, "[RFC PATCH v2 2/5] hyper_dmabuf: architecture
> > specification and reference guide".
> >
> > Attaching 'Overview' section here as a quick summary.
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Section 1. Overview
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Hyper_DMABUF driver is a Linux device driver running on multiple Virtual
> > achines (VMs), which expands DMA-BUF sharing capability to the VM environment
> > where multiple different OS instances need to share same physical data without
> > data-copy across VMs.
> >
> > To share a DMA_BUF across VMs, an instance of the Hyper_DMABUF drv on the
> > exporting VM (so called, “exporter”) imports a local DMA_BUF from the original
> > producer of the buffer, then re-exports it with an unique ID, hyper_dmabuf_id
> > for the buffer to the importing VM (so called, “importer”).
> >
> > Another instance of the Hyper_DMABUF driver on importer registers
> > a hyper_dmabuf_id together with reference information for the shared physical
> > pages associated with the DMA_BUF to its database when the export happens.
> >
> > The actual mapping of the DMA_BUF on the importer’s side is done by
> > the Hyper_DMABUF driver when user space issues the IOCTL command to access
> > the shared DMA_BUF. The Hyper_DMABUF driver works as both an importing and
> > exporting driver as is, that is, no special configuration is required.
> > Consequently, only a single module per VM is needed to enable cross-VM DMA_BUF
> > exchange.
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > There is a git repository at github.com where this series of patches are all
> > integrated in Linux kernel tree based on the commit:
> >
> > commit ae64f9bd1d3621b5e60d7363bc20afb46aede215
> > Author: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Sun Dec 3 11:01:47 2018 -0500
> >
> > Linux 4.15-rc2
> >
> > https://github.com/downor/linux_hyper_dmabuf.git hyper_dmabuf_integration_v4
>
> Since you place this under drivers/dma-buf I'm assuming you want to
> maintain this as part of the core dma-buf support, and not as some
> Xen-specific thing. Given that, usual graphics folks rules apply:

I moved it inside driver/dma-buf because the half of design is not hypervisor
specific and it is possible that we would add more backends for other
additional hypervisor support.

>
> Where's the userspace for this (must be open source)? What exactly is the
> use-case you're trying to solve by sharing dma-bufs in this fashion?

Automotive use cases are actually using this feature now where each VM has
their own display and want to share same rendering contents from one to
another. It is a platform based on Xen and Intel hardware and I don't think
all of SW stack is open-sourced. I do have a test application to verify this,
which I think I can make public.

>
> Iirc my feedback on v1 was why exactly you really need to be able to
> import a normal dma-buf into a hyper-dmabuf, instead of allocating them
> directly in the hyper-dmabuf driver. Which would _massively_ simplify your
> design, since you don't need to marshall all the attach and map business
> around (since the hypervisor would be in control of the dma-buf, not a
> guest OS).

I am sorry but I don't quite understand which side you are talking about
when you said "import a normal dma-buf". This hyper_dmabuf driver running
on the exporting VM actually imports the normal dma-buf (e.g. the one from
i915) then get underlying pages shared and pass all the references to those
pages to the importing VM. On importing VM, hyper_dmabuf driver is supposed
to create a dma-buf (Is this part what you are talking about?) with those
shared pages and export it using normal dma-buf framework. Attaching and
mapping functions should be defined in this case because hyper_dmabuf will
be the original exporter in importing VM.

I will try to contact you in IRC if more clarification is required.

Also, as far as I remember you suggested to make this driver work as exporter
on both sides. If your comment above is in-line with your previous feedback,
I actually replied back to your initial comment. I am not sure if you had
a chance to look at it, however it would be great if you can review it
and make some comment if my answer was not enough.

> Also, all this marshalling leaves me with the impression that
> the guest that exports the dma-buf could take down the importer. That
> kinda nukes all the separation guarantees that vms provide.

I understand the importance of separation however, sharing physical memory in
kernel level breaks this guarantee anyway regardless of the implementation.

>
> Or you just stuff this somewhere deeply hidden within Xen where gpu folks
> can't find it :-)

Grant-table (memory sharing mechanism in Xen) has its own permission control
for shared pages, however at least in graphic use-case, it is not fully
quaranteed once those are mapped in GTT.

> -Daniel

>
> >
> > Dongwon Kim, Mateusz Polrola (9):
> > hyper_dmabuf: initial upload of hyper_dmabuf drv core framework
> > hyper_dmabuf: architecture specification and reference guide
> > MAINTAINERS: adding Hyper_DMABUF driver section in MAINTAINERS
> > hyper_dmabuf: user private data attached to hyper_DMABUF
> > hyper_dmabuf: hyper_DMABUF synchronization across VM
> > hyper_dmabuf: query ioctl for retreiving various hyper_DMABUF info
> > hyper_dmabuf: event-polling mechanism for detecting a new hyper_DMABUF
> > hyper_dmabuf: threaded interrupt in Xen-backend
> > hyper_dmabuf: default backend for XEN hypervisor
> >
> > Documentation/hyper-dmabuf-sharing.txt | 734 ++++++++++++++++
> > MAINTAINERS | 11 +
> > drivers/dma-buf/Kconfig | 2 +
> > drivers/dma-buf/Makefile | 1 +
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/Kconfig | 50 ++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/Makefile | 44 +
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm.c | 944 +++++++++++++++++++++
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm.h | 78 ++
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm_list.c | 158 ++++
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm_list.h | 67 ++
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_drv.c | 46 +
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_drv.h | 53 ++
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_shm.c | 525 ++++++++++++
> > .../backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_shm.h | 46 +
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_drv.c | 410 +++++++++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_drv.h | 122 +++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_event.c | 122 +++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_event.h | 38 +
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_id.c | 135 +++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_id.h | 53 ++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ioctl.c | 794 +++++++++++++++++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ioctl.h | 52 ++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_list.c | 295 +++++++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_list.h | 73 ++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_msg.c | 416 +++++++++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_msg.h | 89 ++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ops.c | 415 +++++++++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ops.h | 34 +
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_query.c | 174 ++++
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_query.h | 36 +
> > .../hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_remote_sync.c | 324 +++++++
> > .../hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_remote_sync.h | 32 +
> > .../dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_sgl_proc.c | 257 ++++++
> > .../dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_sgl_proc.h | 43 +
> > drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_struct.h | 143 ++++
> > include/uapi/linux/hyper_dmabuf.h | 134 +++
> > 36 files changed, 6950 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/hyper-dmabuf-sharing.txt
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/Kconfig
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/Makefile
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm_list.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_comm_list.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_drv.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_drv.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_shm.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/backends/xen/hyper_dmabuf_xen_shm.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_drv.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_drv.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_event.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_event.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_id.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_id.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ioctl.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ioctl.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_list.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_list.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_msg.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_msg.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ops.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_ops.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_query.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_query.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_remote_sync.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_remote_sync.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_sgl_proc.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_sgl_proc.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/dma-buf/hyper_dmabuf/hyper_dmabuf_struct.h
> > create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/hyper_dmabuf.h
> >
> > --
> > 2.16.1
> >
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>
> --
> Daniel Vetter
> Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
> http://blog.ffwll.ch

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