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Date:   Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:02:01 +0800
From:   Tiwei Bie <>
Subject: [RFC v4 0/3] vhost: introduce mdev based hardware backend

This RFC is to demonstrate below ideas,

a) Build vhost-mdev on top of the same abstraction defined in
   the virtio-mdev series [1];

b) Introduce /dev/vhost-mdev to do vhost ioctls and support
   setting mdev device as backend;

Now the userspace API looks like this:

- Userspace generates a compatible mdev device;

- Userspace opens this mdev device with VFIO API (including
  doing IOMMU programming for this mdev device with VFIO's
  container/group based interface);

- Userspace opens /dev/vhost-mdev and gets vhost fd;

- Userspace uses vhost ioctls to setup vhost (userspace should
  do VHOST_MDEV_SET_BACKEND ioctl with VFIO group fd and device
  fd first before doing other vhost ioctls);

Only compile test has been done for this series for now.



Tiwei Bie (3):
  vfio: support getting vfio device from device fd
  vfio: support checking vfio driver by device ops
  vhost: introduce mdev based hardware backend

 drivers/vfio/mdev/vfio_mdev.c    |   3 +-
 drivers/vfio/vfio.c              |  32 +++
 drivers/vhost/Kconfig            |   9 +
 drivers/vhost/Makefile           |   3 +
 drivers/vhost/mdev.c             | 462 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/vhost/vhost.c            |  39 ++-
 drivers/vhost/vhost.h            |   6 +
 include/linux/vfio.h             |  11 +
 include/uapi/linux/vhost.h       |  10 +
 include/uapi/linux/vhost_types.h |   5 +
 10 files changed, 573 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 drivers/vhost/mdev.c


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