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Re: [Xen-devel] PCI Pass-through in Xen ARM - Draft 2.

Hi Stefano,

On 14/07/2015 18:46, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
Linux provides a function (pci_for_each_dma_alias) which will return a
requester ID for a given PCI device. It appears that the BDF (the 's' of sBDF
is only internal to Linux and not part of the hardware) is equal to the
requester ID on your platform but we can't assume it for anyone else.

The PCI Express Base Specification states that the requester ID is "The
combination of a Requester's Bus Number, Device Number, and Function
Number that uniquely identifies the Requester."

I think it is safe to assume BDF = requester ID on all platforms.

With the catch that in case of ARI devices
BDF is actually BF because the device number is always 0 and the
function number is 8 bits.

And some other problem such as broken PCI device...
Both Xen x86 (domain_context_mapping in drivers/passthrough/vtd/iommu.c) and Linux (pci_dma_for_each_alias) use a code more complex than requesterID = BDF.

So I don't think we can use requesterID = BDF in physdev op unless we are *stricly* sure this is valid.

Although, based on the x86 code, Xen should be able to translate the BDF into the requester ID...


Julien Grall

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