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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lib/scatterlist: Provide a DMA page iterator
On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 01:03:05PM -0600, Shiraz Saleem wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 06:37:58PM +0000, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 12:27:05PM -0600, Shiraz Saleem wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 04, 2019 at 10:35:43PM +0000, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > > Commit 2db76d7c3c6d ("lib/scatterlist: sg_page_iter: support sg lists w/o
> > > > backing pages") introduced the sg_page_iter_dma_address() function without
> > > > providing a way to use it in the general case. If the sg_dma_len is not
> > > > equal to the dma_length callers cannot safely use the
> > > > for_each_sg_page/sg_page_iter_dma_address combination.
> > > >
> > > > Resolve this API mistake by providing a DMA specific iterator,
> > > > for_each_sg_dma_page(), that uses the right length so
> > > > sg_page_iter_dma_address() works as expected with all sglists. A new
> > > > iterator type is introduced to provide compile-time safety against wrongly
> > > > mixing accessors and iterators.
> > > [..]
> > >
> > > >
> > > > +/*
> > > > + * sg page iterator for DMA addresses
> > > > + *
> > > > + * This is the same as sg_page_iter however you can call
> > > > + * sg_page_iter_dma_address(@dma_iter) to get the page's DMA
> > > > + * address. sg_page_iter_page() cannot be called on this iterator.
> > > > + */
> > > Does it make sense to have a variant of sg_page_iter_page() to get the
> > > page descriptor with this dma_iter? This can be used when walking DMA-mapped
> > > SG lists with for_each_sg_dma_page.
> >
> > I think that would be a complicated cacluation to find the right
> > offset into the page sg list to get the page pointer back. We can't
> > just naively use the existing iterator location.
> >
> > Probably places that need this are better to run with two iterators,
> > less computationally expensive.
> >
> > Did you find a need for this?
> >
>
> Well I was trying convert the RDMA drivers to use your new iterator variant
> and saw the need for it in locations where we need virtual address of the pages
> contained in the SGEs.
>
> diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/bnxt_re/qplib_res.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/bnxt_re/qplib_res.c
> index 59eeac5..7d26903 100644
> --- a/drivers/infiniband/hw/bnxt_re/qplib_res.c
> +++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/bnxt_re/qplib_res.c
> @@ -85,7 +85,7 @@ static void __free_pbl(struct pci_dev *pdev, struct bnxt_qplib_pbl *pbl,
> static int __alloc_pbl(struct pci_dev *pdev, struct bnxt_qplib_pbl *pbl,
> struct scatterlist *sghead, u32 pages, u32 pg_size)
> {
> - struct scatterlist *sg;
> + struct sg_dma_page_iter sg_iter;
> bool is_umem = false;
> int i;
>
> @@ -116,12 +116,13 @@ static int __alloc_pbl(struct pci_dev *pdev, struct bnxt_qplib_pbl *pbl,
> } else {
> i = 0;
> is_umem = true;
> - for_each_sg(sghead, sg, pages, i) {
> - pbl->pg_map_arr[i] = sg_dma_address(sg);
> - pbl->pg_arr[i] = sg_virt(sg);
> + for_each_sg_dma_page(sghead, &sg_iter, pages, 0) {
> + pbl->pg_map_arr[i] = sg_page_iter_dma_address(&sg_iter);
> + pbl->pg_arr[i] = page_address(sg_page_iter_page(&sg_iter.base)); ???
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I concur with CH, pg_arr only looks used in the !umem case, so set to
NULL here. Check with Selvin & Devesh ?

> @@ -191,16 +190,16 @@ int rxe_mem_init_user(struct rxe_pd *pd, u64 start,
> goto err1;
> }
>
> - mem->page_shift = umem->page_shift;
> - mem->page_mask = BIT(umem->page_shift) - 1;
> + mem->page_shift = PAGE_SHIFT;
> + mem->page_mask = PAGE_SIZE - 1;
>
> num_buf = 0;
> map = mem->map;
> if (length > 0) {
> buf = map[0]->buf;
>
> - for_each_sg(umem->sg_head.sgl, sg, umem->nmap, entry) {
> - vaddr = page_address(sg_page(sg));
> + for_each_sg_dma_page(umem->sg_head.sgl, &sg_iter, umem->nmap, 0) {
> + vaddr = page_address(sg_page_iter_page(&sg_iter.base)); ?????
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

rxe doesn't use DMA addreses, so just leave as for_each_sg_page

Jason

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