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SubjectRe: [Linaro-mm-sig] [PATCH 4/8] dma-buf: add peer2peer flag
On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 12:09:05AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:02:17AM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> > Can we please not nack everything right away? Doesn't really motivate
> > me to show you all the various things we're doing in gpu to make the
> > dma layer work for us. That kind of noodling around in lower levels to
> > get them to do what we want is absolutely par-for-course for gpu
> > drivers. If you just nack everything I point you at for illustrative
> > purposes, then I can't show you stuff anymore.
>
> No, it's not. No driver (and that includes the magic GPUs) has
> any business messing with dma ops directly.
>
> A GPU driver imght have a very valid reason to disable the IOMMU,
> but the code to do so needs to be at least in the arch code, maybe
> in the dma-mapping/iommu code, not in the driver.
>
> As a first step to get the discussion started we'll simply need
> to move the code Thierry wrote into a helper in arch/arm and that
> alone would be a massive improvement. I'm not even talking about
> minor details like actually using arm_get_dma_map_ops instead
> of duplicating it.
>
> And doing this basic trivial work really helps to get this whole
> mess under control.

That's a good idea and I can prepare patches for this, but I'd like to
make those changes on top of the fix to keep the option of getting this
into v4.16 if at all possible.

Thierry
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