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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] virtio_ring: Use DMA API if memory is encrypted
On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 06:25:19PM -0700, Ram Pai wrote:
> From: Thiago Jung Bauermann <bauerman@linux.ibm.com>
>
> Normally, virtio enables DMA API with VIRTIO_F_IOMMU_PLATFORM, which must
> be set by both device and guest driver. However, as a hack, when DMA API
> returns physical addresses, guest driver can use the DMA API; even though
> device does not set VIRTIO_F_IOMMU_PLATFORM and just uses physical
> addresses.
>
> Doing this works-around POWER secure guests for which only the bounce
> buffer is accessible to the device, but which don't set
> VIRTIO_F_IOMMU_PLATFORM due to a set of hypervisor and architectural bugs.
> To guard against platform changes, breaking any of these assumptions down
> the road, we check at probe time and fail if that's not the case.
>
> cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> cc: David Gibson <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au>
> cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
> cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@ozlabs.org>
> cc: Michael Roth <mdroth@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> cc: Alexey Kardashevskiy <aik@linux.ibm.com>
> cc: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
> cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> Suggested-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ram Pai <linuxram@us.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Thiago Jung Bauermann <bauerman@linux.ibm.com>

Reviewed-by: David Gibson <david@gibson.dropbear.id.au>

I don't know that this is the most elegant solution possible. But
it's simple, gets the job done and pretty unlikely to cause mysterious
breakage down the road.

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