lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:33:58 +0200
From:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>
To:	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>,
	Muli Ben-Yehuda <muli@...ibm.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	"Keshavamurthy, Anil S" <anil.s.keshavamurthy@...el.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, gregkh@...e.de,
	suresh.b.siddha@...el.com, ashok.raj@...el.com,
	davem@...emloft.net, clameter@....com
Subject: Re: [Intel IOMMU 00/10] Intel IOMMU support, take #2

On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 08:15:05AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> >
> >Also the user interface for X server case needs more work.
> >
> 
> actually with the mode setting of X moving into the kernel... X won't 
> use /dev/mem anymore at all

We'll see if that happens. It has been talked about forever,
but results are sparse. 

> (and I think it mostly already doesn't even without that)

It uses /sys/bus/pci/* which is not any better as seen from the IOMMU.

Any interface will need to be explicit because user space needs to know which
DMA addresses to put into the hardware. It's not enough to just transparently
translate the mappings.

-Andi

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists