On 2018年04月11日 15:20, Tiwei Bie wrote:
This patch introduces VHOST_USER_PROTOCOL_F_NEED_ALL_IOTLB
feature for vhost-user. By default, vhost-user backend needs
to query the IOTLBs from QEMU after meeting unknown IOVAs.
With this protocol feature negotiated, QEMU will provide all
the IOTLBs to vhost-user backend without waiting for the
queries from backend. This is helpful when using a hardware
accelerator which is not able to handle unknown IOVAs at the
Signed-off-by: Tiwei Bie<tiwei....@intel.com>
The idea of this patch is to let QEMU push all the IOTLBs
to vhost-user backend without waiting for the queries from
the backend. Because hardware accelerator at the vhost-user
backend may not be able to handle unknown IOVAs.
This is just a RFC for now. It seems that, it doesn't work
as expected when guest is using kernel driver (To handle
this case, it seems that some RAM regions' events also need
to be listened). Any comments would be appreciated! Thanks!
Interesting, a quick question is why this is needed? Can we just use
exist IOTLB update message?
It looks to me at least kernel does not need this.