On Tue, Jul 05, 2022 at 06:12:40PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 05, 2022 at 10:51:02AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > In fact I'm not even sure this should be a character device, it seems
> > > to fit it way better with the PCI sysfs hierchacy, just like how we
> > > map MMIO resources, which these are anyway.  And once it is on sysfs
> > > we do have a uniqueue inode and need none of the pseudofs stuff, and
> > > don't need all the glue code in nvme either.
> > 
> > Shouldn't there be an allocator here? It feels a bit weird that the
> > entire CMB is given to a single process, it is a sharable resource,
> > isn't it?
> Making the entire area given by the device to the p2p allocator available
> to user space seems sensible to me.  That is what the current series does,
> and what a sysfs interface would do as well.

That makes openning the mmap exclusive with the in-kernel allocator -
so it means opening the mmap fails if something else is using a P2P
page and once the mmap is open all kernel side P2P allocations will

Which seems inelegant, I would expect the the mmap operation to
request some pages from the P2P allocator and provide them to
userspace so user and kernel workflows can co-exist using the same

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