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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 00/10] virtio DMA API, yet again

On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 12:12 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 06:31:13PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> This switches virtio to use the DMA API on Xen and if requested by
>> module option.
>> This fixes virtio on Xen, and it should break anything because it's
>> off by default on everything except Xen PV on x86.
>> To the Xen people: is this okay?  If it doesn't work on other Xen
>> variants (PVH? HVM?), can you submit follow-up patches to fix it?
>> To everyone else: we've waffled on this for way too long.  I think
>> we should to get DMA API implementation in with a conservative
>> policy like this rather than waiting until we achieve perfection.
>> I'm tired of carrying these patches around.
> I agree, thanks for working on this!
>> Michael, if these survive review, can you stage these in your tree?
> Yes, I'll stage everything except 10/10. I'd rather not maintain a
> module option like this, things work for now and I'm working on a
> clean solution for things like dpdk within guest.

The module option was mainly for testing, but patching in a "return
true" works just as well.

I ran the code through the DMA API debugging stuff and swiotlb=force
with the module option set under KVM (no Xen), and everything seemed
to work.


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