[v2,0/5] mlx5: workaround MR issues

Message ID 20211108172113.2241853-1-matan@nvidia.com (mailing list archive)


Matan Azrad Nov. 8, 2021, 5:21 p.m. UTC
  The mlx5 PMD uses the kernel mlx5 driver to map physical
memory to the HW.

Using the Verbs API ibv_reg_mr, a mkey can be created for that.
In this case, the mkey is signed on the user ID of the kernel driver.

Using the DevX API, a mkey also can be created, but it should point an
umem object (represents the specific buffer mapping).
In this case, the mkey is signed on the user ID of the process DevX 

In FW DevX control commands which get mkey as a parameter, there is
a security check on the user ID and Verbs mkeys are rejected.

Unfortunately, also when using DevX mkey, there is an error in the FW
command on umem validation because the umem is not designed to be used
for any mkey parameters.

As a workaround to the kernel driver/FW issue, it is needed to use a 
wrapped MR, which is an indirect mkey(created by the DevX API) pointing to
direct mkey created by the kernel for any DevX command uses an MR.

Add an API to create and destroy this wrapped MR and use it for any
control DevX command.

- fix compilation issue on Windows.
- improve logs.

Matan Azrad (2):
  common/mlx5: add wrapped MR create API
  vdpa/mlx5: workaround dirty bitmap MR creation

Michael Baum (3):
  common/mlx5: glue MR registration with IOVA
  vdpa/mlx5: workaround guest MR registrations
  net/mlx5: workaround MR creation for flow counter

 drivers/common/mlx5/linux/meson.build        |  2 +
 drivers/common/mlx5/linux/mlx5_common_os.c   | 56 ++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/common/mlx5/linux/mlx5_glue.c        | 18 +++++++
 drivers/common/mlx5/linux/mlx5_glue.h        |  3 ++
 drivers/common/mlx5/mlx5_common.h            | 18 +++++++
 drivers/common/mlx5/version.map              |  3 ++
 drivers/common/mlx5/windows/mlx5_common_os.c | 40 ++++++++++++++
 drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.c                      |  8 +--
 drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5.h                      |  5 +-
 drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_flow.c                 | 25 +++------
 drivers/vdpa/mlx5/mlx5_vdpa.h                |  9 ++--
 drivers/vdpa/mlx5/mlx5_vdpa_lm.c             | 37 +++----------
 drivers/vdpa/mlx5/mlx5_vdpa_mem.c            | 43 +++++----------
 13 files changed, 174 insertions(+), 93 deletions(-)