[Linaro-mm-sig] [PATCH v3 1/2] habanalabs: define uAPI to export FD for DMA-BUF

Christian König ckoenig.leichtzumerken at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 06:37:15 UTC 2021

Am 22.06.21 um 01:29 schrieb Jason Gunthorpe:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 10:24:16PM +0300, Oded Gabbay wrote:
>> Another thing I want to emphasize is that we are doing p2p only
>> through the export/import of the FD. We do *not* allow the user to
>> mmap the dma-buf as we do not support direct IO. So there is no access
>> to these pages through the userspace.
> Arguably mmaping the memory is a better choice, and is the direction
> that Logan's series goes in. Here the use of DMABUF was specifically
> designed to allow hitless revokation of the memory, which this isn't
> even using.

The major problem with this approach is that DMA-buf is also used for 
memory which isn't CPU accessible.

That was one of the reasons we didn't even considered using the mapping 
memory approach for GPUs.


> So you are taking the hit of very limited hardware support and reduced
> performance just to squeeze into DMABUF..
> Jason
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