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[v2,2/2] net/virtio: do not require IO permissions

Message ID 1571574599-25022-3-git-send-email-david.marchand@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded, archived
Delegated to: Thomas Monjalon
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Series Using virtio ethdev ports as non-root | expand


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Commit Message

David Marchand Oct. 20, 2019, 12:29 p.m. UTC
On x86, iopl permissions are only available to root user (or users that
have the CAP_SYS_RAWIO capability).
But those permissions are only needed when the virtio devices accesses
are done with inb/outb instructions, which is when the device is bound
to a UIO kernel module.

So far, the virtio driver was refusing to register based on the check
on IO permissions.
This check does not make sense when binding the device to vfio.

Now that the check on IO permissions has been abstracted in the ioport
API, we can remove it on virtio side.

We still need to call rte_eal_iopl_init() in the virtio constructor so
that the interrupt thread inherits this permission in the case it could
be used with UIO later.

Signed-off-by: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
Changelog since v1:
- remove log message in constructor (thanks Tiwei),
- reword commit log,

 drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c | 5 -----
 1 file changed, 5 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
index 7261109..0a2ed2e 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_ethdev.c
@@ -1995,11 +1995,6 @@  exit:
 static int eth_virtio_pci_probe(struct rte_pci_driver *pci_drv __rte_unused,
 	struct rte_pci_device *pci_dev)
-	if (rte_eal_iopl_init() != 0) {
-		PMD_INIT_LOG(ERR, "IOPL call failed - cannot use virtio PMD");
-		return 1;
-	}
 	/* virtio pmd skips probe if device needs to work in vdpa mode */
 	if (vdpa_mode_selected(pci_dev->device.devargs))
 		return 1;