Enabling peer to peer device transactions for PCIe devices

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Tue Dec 6 17:12:13 UTC 2016

On Tue, Dec 06, 2016 at 09:38:50AM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > I'm not opposed to mapping /dev/nvmeX.  However, the lookup is trivial
> > > to accomplish in sysfs through /sys/dev/char to find the sysfs path of the
> > > device-dax instance under the nvme device, or if you already have the nvme
> > > sysfs path the dax instance(s) will appear under the "dax" sub-directory.
> > 
> > Personally I think mapping the dax resource in the sysfs tree is a nice
> > way to do this and a bit more intuitive than mapping a /dev/nvmeX.
> It is still not at all clear to me what userpsace is supposed to do
> with this on nvme.. How is the CMB usable from userspace?

I don't think trying to expose it to userspace makes any sense.
Exposing it to in-kernel storage targets on the other hand makes a lot
of sense.

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