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Re: [RFC PATCH V3 10/11] HV/Netvsc: Add Isolation VM support for netvsc driver

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 10:04:06PM +0800, Tianyu Lan wrote:
> The pages in the hv_page_buffer array here are in the kernel linear 
> mapping. The packet sent to host will contain an array which contains 
> transaction data. In the isolation VM, data in the these pages needs to be 
> copied to bounce buffer and so call dma_map_single() here to map these data 
> pages with bounce buffer. The vmbus has ring buffer where the send/receive 
> packets are copied to/from. The ring buffer has been remapped to the extra 
> space above shared gpa boundary/vTom during probing Netvsc driver and so 
> not call dma map function for vmbus ring
> buffer.

So why do we have all that PFN magic instead of using struct page or
the usual kernel I/O buffers that contain a page pointer?



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