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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:30:32 -0600
From:	Alex Williamson <>
To:	Joerg Roedel <>
Cc:	Will Deacon <>,
	Christoffer Dall <>,
	Antonios Motakis <>,
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	"moderated list:ARM SMMU DRIVER" 
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Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v6 04/20] iommu/arm-smmu: add capability

On Mon, 2014-06-16 at 17:21 +0200, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 04:13:29PM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> > MSIs look just like memory accesses made by the device, so the SMMU
> > will translate them to point at the GIC ITS (doorbell). The ITS then
> > has tables to work out how to route the MSI.
> > 
> > So, if IOMMU_CAP_INTR_REMAP is simply supposed to indicate that the
> > SMMU can translate MSIs to point somewhere else, then the ARM SMMU can
> > always do it.  If it's supposed to indicate that the actual MSI
> > payload can be filtered/routed, then that requires the GIC ITS.
> > 
> > The part I'm unsure of is how VFIO knows where to map the MSIs to.
> > That requires knowledge of the physical and virtual doorbell pages --
> > is that discoverable in the API?
> VFIO does not care about the actual routing, it only cares that the
> device can not send interrupts it is not allowed to send (e.g.
> interrupts to vectors used by other devices or, on x86, exception vectors).
> If that is guaranteed by the SMMU or the GIC ITS hardware and driver
> then it is fine to set this flag.

Yep, I agree.  Thanks,


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