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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] intel-iommu: fix mapping PSI missing for iommu_map()
On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 12:41:27PM +0800, Peter Xu wrote:
> (PSI stands for: Page Selective Invalidations)
> Intel IOMMU has the caching mode to ease emulation of the device.
> When that bit is set, we need to send PSIs even for newly mapped
> pages. However current driver is not fully obey the rule. E.g.,
> iommu_map() API will only do the mapping but it never sent the PSIs
> before. That can be problematic to emulated IOMMU devices since
> they'll never be able to build up the shadow page tables if without
> such information. This patchset tries to fix the problem.
> Patch 1 is a tracing enhancement that helped me to triage the problem.
> It might even be useful in the future.
> Patch 2 generalized a helper to notify the MAP PSIs.
> Patch 3 fixes the real problem by making sure every domain mapping
> will trigger the MAP PSI notifications.
> Without the patchset, nested device assignment (assign one device
> firstly to L1 guest, then to L2 guest) won't work for QEMU. After
> applying the patchset, it works.
> Please review. Thanks.

I even forgot to CC iommu list. I'll just repost. Sorry for the

Peter Xu

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