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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 06/10] VFIO_PLATFORM: Read and write support for the device fd
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On Mon, 2014-02-10 at 17:12 -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-02-10 at 15:45 -0700, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > On Sat, 2014-02-08 at 18:29 +0100, Antonios Motakis wrote:
> > > VFIO returns a file descriptor which we can use to manipulate the memory
> > > regions of the device. Since some memory regions we cannot mmap due to
> > > security concerns, we also allow to read and write to this file descriptor
> > > directly.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Antonios Motakis <a.motakis@virtualopensystems.com>
> > > Tested-by: Alvise Rigo <a.rigo@virtualopensystems.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform.c | 128 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> > > 1 file changed, 125 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform.c b/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform.c
> > > index f7db5c0..ee96078 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform.c
> > > @@ -55,7 +55,8 @@ static int vfio_platform_regions_init(struct vfio_platform_device *vdev)
> > >
> > > region.addr = res->start;
> > > region.size = resource_size(res);
> > > - region.flags = 0;
> > > + region.flags = VFIO_REGION_INFO_FLAG_READ
> > > + | VFIO_REGION_INFO_FLAG_WRITE;
> > >
> > > vdev->region[i] = region;
> > > }
> > > @@ -150,13 +151,134 @@ static long vfio_platform_ioctl(void *device_data,
> > > static ssize_t vfio_platform_read(void *device_data, char __user *buf,
> > > size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
> > > {
> > > - return 0;
> > > + struct vfio_platform_device *vdev = device_data;
> > > + unsigned int *io;
> > > + int i;
> > > +
> > > + for (i = 0; i < vdev->num_regions; i++) {
> > > + struct vfio_platform_region region = vdev->region[i];
> > > + unsigned int done = 0;
> > > + loff_t off;
> > > +
> > > + if ((*ppos < region.addr)
> > > + || (*ppos + count - 1) >= (region.addr + region.size))
> > > + continue;
> >
> > Perhaps there's something to be said for vfio-pci's use of fixed offsets
> > to have a direct offset to index lookup.
> >
> > > +
> > > + io = ioremap_nocache(region.addr, region.size);
> >
> > This must incur some overhead per access.
>
> There's mmap() if you want fast... Given the limited ioremap space on
> 32-bit, I can see not wanting to map everything that the user has open
> all the time -- but in that case, wouldn't it be better to just map one
> page here rather than the whole region?
>
> > > +
> > > + off = *ppos - region.addr;
> > > +
> > > + while (count) {
> > > + size_t filled;
> > > +
> > > + if (count >= 4 && !(off % 4)) {
> > > + u32 val;
> > > +
> > > + val = ioread32(io + off);
> > > + if (copy_to_user(buf, &val, 4))
> > > + goto err;
> >
> > For vfio-pci we've decided that these interfaces are always little
> > endian, have you considered whether it makes sense to do something
> > similar here? Thanks,
>
> ioread32() is little endian -- but since read() puts its result in the
> caller's memory buffer (rather than a register return), I think it makes
> more sense to preserve byte-invariance -- similar to the conclusion of
> the recent KVM MMIO API clarification discussion. Then the VFIO user
> would use the same type of access (byte swapped or not) to access the
> read() buffer that they would have used to access the register directly.
>
> Forcing little endian is a better fit for PCI (which is inherently
> little endian) than for platform devices which can be either endianness.

Ok, works for me. Thanks,

Alex





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