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Date:   Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:04:47 +0000
From:   "Stephen  Bates" <sbates@...thlin.com>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
CC:     "corbet@....net" <corbet@....net>,
        "bhelgaas@...gle.com" <bhelgaas@...gle.com>,
        "paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
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        "linux-doc@...r.kernel.org" <linux-doc@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-pci@...r.kernel.org" <linux-pci@...r.kernel.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH] pci: Add a acs_disable option for pci kernel parameter

>> This patch adds a new boot option to the pci kernel parameter called
>> "acs_disable" that will disable ACS. This is useful for PCI peer to
>> peer communication but can cause problems when IOVA isolation is
>> required and an IOMMU is enabled. Use with care.

> Eww.

Thanks for the feedback Christoph. My sentiments exactly ;-).  

> Can we please add smbios quirks for the systems where you've
> observed this? 

I can look at doing this. The issue with this approach is that it will require a kernel patch for each new system that is detected.

> we probably also want to keep the option just in case).

Agreed. At least then operators have a path to ACS disable prior to a quirk being accepted.

Stephen

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