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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 6/9] xen/gntdev: Add initial support for dma-buf UAPI

On 06/07/2018 12:32 AM, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
On 06/06/2018 05:06 AM, Oleksandr Andrushchenko wrote:
On 06/04/2018 11:49 PM, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
On 06/01/2018 07:41 AM, Oleksandr Andrushchenko wrote:
+struct gntdev_dmabuf_export_args {
+    int dummy;

Please define the full structure (at least what you have in the next
patch) here.
Ok, will define what I have in the next patch, but won't
initialize anything until the next patch. Will this work for you?
Sure, I just didn't see the need for the dummy argument that you remove
diff --git a/drivers/xen/gntdev.c b/drivers/xen/gntdev.c
index 9813fc440c70..7d58dfb3e5e8 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/gntdev.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/gntdev.c

This code belongs in gntdev-dmabuf.c.
The reason I have this code here is that it is heavily
tied to gntdev's internal functionality, e.g. map/unmap.
I do not want to extend gntdev's API, so gntdev-dmabuf can
access these. What is more dma-buf doesn't need to know about
maps done by gntdev as there is no use of that information
in gntdev-dmabuf. So, it seems more naturally to have
dma-buf's related map/unmap code where it is: in gntdev.
Sorry, I don't follow. Why would this require extending the API? It's
just moving routines to a different file that is linked to the same module.
I do understand your intention here and tried to avoid dma-buf
related code in gntdev.c as much as possible. So, let me explain
my decision in more detail.

There are 2 use-cases we have: dma-buf import and export.

While importing a dma-buf all the dma-buf related functionality can
easily be kept inside gntdev-dmabuf.c w/o any issue as all we need
from gntdev.c is dev, dma_buf_fd, count and domid for that.

But in case of dma-buf export we need to:
1. struct grant_map *map = gntdev_alloc_map(priv, count, dmabuf_flags);
2. gntdev_add_map(priv, map);
3. Set map->flags
4. ret = map_grant_pages(map);
5. And only now we are all set to export the new dma-buf from *map->pages*

So, until 5) we use private gtndev.c's API not exported to outside world:
a. struct grant_map
b. static struct grant_map *gntdev_alloc_map(struct gntdev_priv *priv, int count,
                      int dma_flags)
c. static void gntdev_add_map(struct gntdev_priv *priv, struct grant_map *add)
d. static int map_grant_pages(struct grant_map *map)

Thus, all the above cannot be accessed from gntdev-dmabuf.c
This is why I say that gntdev.c's API will need to be extended to provide the above
a-d if we want all dma-buf export code to leave in gntdev-dmabuf.c.
But that doesn't seem good to me and what is more a-d are really gntdev.c's
functionality, not dma-buf's which only needs pages and doesn't really care from
where those come.
That was the reason I partitioned export into 2 chunks: gntdev + gntdev-dmabuf.

You might also ask why importing side does Xen related things (granting references+)
in gntdev-dmabuf, not gntdev so it is consistent with the dma-buf exporter?
This is because importer uses grant-table's API which seems to be not natural for gntdev.c, so it can leave in gntdev-dmabuf.c which has a use-case for that, while gntdev
remains the same.
Since this is under CONFIG_XEN_GNTDEV_DMABUF then why shouldn't it be in
gntdev-dmabuf.c? In my view that's the file where all dma-related
"stuff" lives.
Agree, but IMO grant_map stuff for dma-buf importer is right in its place in gntdev.c
and all the rest of dma-buf specifics live in gntdev-dmabuf.c as they should



Thank you,

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