cxl devices typically access memory using an MMU in much the same way as
the CPU, and each context includes a state register much like the MSR in
the CPU. Like the CPU, the state register includes a bit to enable
relocation, which we currently always enable.
In some cases, it may be desirable to allow a device to access memory
using real addresses instead of effective addresses, so this adds a new
API, cxl_set_translation_mode, that can be used to disable relocation
on a given kernel context. This can allow for the creation of a special
privileged context that the device can use if it needs relocation
disabled, and can use regular contexts at times when it needs relocation
This interface is only available to users of the kernel API for obvious
reasons, and will never be supported in a virtualised environment.
This will be used by the upcoming cxl support in the mlx5 driver.
Signed-off-by: Ian Munsie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <email@example.com>