[SeaBIOS] [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 00/13] AMD IOMMU emulation patches, another try

Richard Henderson rth at twiddle.net
Wed Jun 1 20:49:57 CEST 2011

On 05/31/2011 06:38 PM, Eduard - Gabriel Munteanu wrote:
> Hi,
> Again, sorry for taking so long, but I just don't send stuff without looking
> through it. This is meant to go into Michael's PCI branch, if it does.
> Some of the changes include:
>     - some fixes (one thanks to David Gibson) and cleanups
>     - macro magic for exporting clones of the DMA interface (e.g.
>       pci_memory_read()); I hope it isn't too much a stretch
>     - we use pci_memory_*() in most places where PCI devices are involved now
>     - luckily we don't need unaligned accesses anymore
>     - some attempt at signaling target aborts, but it doesn't seem like that
>       stuff is completely implemented in the PCI layer / devices
>     - PCI ids are defined in hw/amd_iommu.c until they get merged into Linux
> Also, I can't answer every request that the API is extended for doing this and
> that more comfortably. I understand there may be corner cases, but may I
> suggest merging it (maybe into a separate branch related to mst's pci) so that
> everybody can deal with it? This is still labeled RFC, but if you think it's
> ready it can be merged.
> I hope most of the important issues have been dealt with. I'll post the SeaBIOS
> patches soon (though I think you can give it a spin with the old ones, if you
> need). I'll also take care of submitting PCI ids to be merged into Linux.
> In any case, let me know what you think. I hope I didn't forget to Cc someone.

In order to move the discussion along productively, please have a look at

  git://repo.or.cz/qemu/rth.git axp-iommu-1

which is based on your previous patch set.

There's stuff in there that's not 100% relevant to the discussion, but
these two commits:

0652a74 target-alpha: Implement iommu translation for Typhoon.
db50b11 DMA: Use an void* opaque value, rather than upcasting from qdev.

are exactly what I'm interested in discussing.


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