[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 0/7] Enable SVM for Intel VT-d

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Oct 8 16:50:23 PDT 2015

This patch set enables PASID support for the Intel IOMMU, along with
page request support.

Like its AMD counterpart, it exposes an IOMMU-specific API. I believe
we'll have a session at the Kernel Summit later this month in which we
can work out a generic API which will cover the two (now) existing
implementations as well as upcoming ARM (and other?) versions.

For the time being, however, exposing an Intel-specific API is good
enough, especially as we don't have the required TLP prefix support on
our PCIe root ports and we *can't* support discrete PCIe devices with
PASID support. It's purely on-chip stuff right now, which is basically
only Intel graphics.

The AMD implementation allows a per-device PASID space, and managing
the PASID space is left entirely to the device driver. In contrast,
this implementation maintains a per-IOMMU PASID space, and drivers
calling intel_svm_bind_mm() will be *given* the PASID that they are to
use. In general we seem to be converging on using a single PASID space
across *all* IOMMUs in the system, and this will support that mode of

David Woodhouse                            Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse at intel.com                              Intel Corporation

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