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Date:   Fri, 13 Oct 2023 11:04:45 +0800
From:   Jason Wang <>
To:     Si-Wei Liu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] vdpa/mlx5: implement .reset_map driver op

On Tue, Oct 10, 2023 at 5:05 PM Si-Wei Liu <> wrote:
> Since commit 6f5312f80183 ("vdpa/mlx5: Add support for running with
> virtio_vdpa"), mlx5_vdpa starts with preallocate 1:1 DMA MR at device
> creation time. This 1:1 DMA MR will be implicitly destroyed while
> the first .set_map call is invoked, in which case callers like
> vhost-vdpa will start to set up custom mappings. When the .reset
> callback is invoked, the custom mappings will be cleared and the 1:1
> DMA MR will be re-created.
> In order to reduce excessive memory mapping cost in live migration,
> it is desirable to decouple the vhost-vdpa IOTLB abstraction from
> the virtio device life cycle, i.e. mappings can be kept around intact
> across virtio device reset. Leverage the .reset_map callback, which
> is meant to destroy the regular MR on the given ASID and recreate the
> initial DMA mapping. That way, the device .reset op can run free from
> having to maintain and clean up memory mappings by itself.
> The cvq mapping also needs to be cleared if is in the given ASID.
> Co-developed-by: Dragos Tatulea <>
> Signed-off-by: Dragos Tatulea <>
> Signed-off-by: Si-Wei Liu <>

I wonder if the simulator suffers from the exact same issue. If yes,
let's fix the simulator as well?


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