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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH qemu] RFC: spapr/iommu: Enable in-kernel TCE accel

From: Alexey Kardashevskiy
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH qemu] RFC: spapr/iommu: Enable in-kernel TCE acceleration via VFIO KVM device
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 01:13:18 +1100
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On 20/12/17 20:04, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 20/12/2017 02:47, Alexey Kardashevskiy wrote:
>>> - if we foresee having more IOMMU devices in KVM, let's rename
>>> add a new function
>>>      int iommu_memory_region_get_kvm_fd(IOMMUMemoryRegion *iommu);
>>> that requires no object-type check in VFIO.
>> This is how it started and the comment was that this KVM fd needs to have a
>> well defined semantic which I struggle to provide.
> I don't think the definition should be anything more than "it can be
> passed to KVM_DEV_VFIO_GROUP_ATTACH_IOMMU".  I'll discuss it with Alex
> later today.

That was more David's concern :)


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