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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 00/10] Copy Offload in NVMe Fabrics with P2P PCI Memory
On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:56 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
<benh@au1.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-03-01 at 14:54 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>> On Wed, 2018-02-28 at 16:39 -0700, Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
>> > Hi Everyone,
>>
>>
>> So Oliver (CC) was having issues getting any of that to work for us.
>>
>> The problem is that acccording to him (I didn't double check the latest
>> patches) you effectively hotplug the PCIe memory into the system when
>> creating struct pages.
>>
>> This cannot possibly work for us. First we cannot map PCIe memory as
>> cachable. (Note that doing so is a bad idea if you are behind a PLX
>> switch anyway since you'd ahve to manage cache coherency in SW).
>
> Note: I think the above means it won't work behind a switch on x86
> either, will it ?

The devm_memremap_pages() infrastructure allows placing the memmap in
"System-RAM" even if the hotplugged range is in PCI space. So, even if
it is an issue on some configurations, it's just a simple adjustment
to where the memmap is placed.

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