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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 11/13] KVM: s390: implement mediated device open callback
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On 23/05/2018 16:45, Tony Krowiak wrote:
> On 05/16/2018 04:03 AM, Pierre Morel wrote:
>> On 07/05/2018 17:11, Tony Krowiak wrote:
>>> Implements the open callback on the mediated matrix device.
>>> The function registers a group notifier to receive notification
>>> of the VFIO_GROUP_NOTIFY_SET_KVM event. When notified,
>>> the vfio_ap device driver will get access to the guest's
>>> kvm structure. With access to this structure the driver will:
>>>
>>> 1. Ensure that only one mediated device is opened for the guest

You should explain why.

>>>
>>> 2. Configure access to the AP devices for the guest.
>>>
...snip...
>>> +void kvm_ap_refcount_inc(struct kvm *kvm)
>>> +{
>>> +    atomic_inc(&kvm->arch.crypto.aprefs);
>>> +}
>>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(kvm_ap_refcount_inc);
>>> +
>>> +void kvm_ap_refcount_dec(struct kvm *kvm)
>>> +{
>>> +    atomic_dec(&kvm->arch.crypto.aprefs);
>>> +}
>>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(kvm_ap_refcount_dec);
>>
>> Why are these functions inside kvm-ap ?
>> Will anyone use this outer of vfio-ap ?
>
> As I've stated before, I made the choice to contain all interfaces that
> access KVM in kvm-ap because I don't think it is appropriate for the
> device
> driver to have to have "knowledge" of the inner workings of KVM. Why does
> it matter whether any entity outside of the vfio_ap device driver calls
> these functions? I could ask a similar question if the interfaces were
> contained in vfio-ap; what if another device driver needs access to these
> interfaces?

This is very driver specific and only used during initialization.
It is not a common property of the cryptographic interface.

I really think you should handle this inside the driver.

Pierre


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Pierre Morel
Linux/KVM/QEMU in Böblingen - Germany

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