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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/16] nvme-pci: Check DMA ops when indicating support for PCI P2PDMA


On 2021-05-02 7:29 p.m., John Hubbard wrote:
> On 4/8/21 10:01 AM, Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
>> Introduce a supports_pci_p2pdma() operation in nvme_ctrl_ops to
>> replace the fixed NVME_F_PCI_P2PDMA flag such that the dma_map_ops
>> flags can be checked for PCI P2PDMA support.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Logan Gunthorpe <logang@deltatee.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/nvme/host/core.c | 3 ++-
>> drivers/nvme/host/nvme.h | 2 +-
>> drivers/nvme/host/pci.c | 11 +++++++++--
>> 3 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/nvme/host/core.c b/drivers/nvme/host/core.c
>> index 0896e21642be..223419454516 100644
>> --- a/drivers/nvme/host/core.c
>> +++ b/drivers/nvme/host/core.c
>> @@ -3907,7 +3907,8 @@ static void nvme_alloc_ns(struct nvme_ctrl *ctrl, unsigned nsid,
>> blk_queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_STABLE_WRITES, ns->queue);
>>
>> blk_queue_flag_set(QUEUE_FLAG_NONROT, ns->queue);
>> - if (ctrl->ops->flags & NVME_F_PCI_P2PDMA)
>> + if (ctrl->ops->supports_pci_p2pdma &&
>> + ctrl->ops->supports_pci_p2pdma(ctrl))
>
> This is a little excessive, as I suspected. How about providing a
> default .supports_pci_p2pdma routine that returns false, so that
> the op is always available (non-null)? By "default", maybe that
> means either requiring an init_the_ops_struct() routine to be
> used, and/or checking all the users of struct nvme_ctrl_ops.

Honestly that sounds much more messy to me than simply checking if it's
NULL before using it (which is a common, accepted pattern for ops).

> Another idea: maybe you don't really need a bool .supports_pci_p2pdma()
> routine at all, because the existing .flags really is about right.
> You just need the flags to be filled in dynamically. So, do that
> during nvme_pci setup/init time: that's when this module would call
> dma_pci_p2pdma_supported().

If the flag is filled in dynamically, then the ops struct would have to
be non-constant. Ops structs should be constant for security reasons.

Logan

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