The CXL.mem protocol allows a device to act as a provider of "System
RAM" and/or "Persistent Memory" that is fully coherent as if the memory
was attached to the typical CPU memory controller.
With the CXL-2.0 specification a PCI endpoint can implement a "Type-3"
device interface and give the operating system control over "Host
Managed Device Memory". See section 2.3 Type 3 CXL Device.
The memory range exported by the device may optionally be described by
the platform firmware memory map, or by infrastructure like LIBNVDIMM to
provision persistent memory capacity from one, or more, CXL.mem devices.
A pre-requisite for Linux-managed memory-capacity provisioning is this
cxl_mem driver that can speak the mailbox protocol defined in section
220.127.116.11 Mailbox Registers.
For now just land the initial driver boiler-plate and Documentation/
Signed-off-by: Ben Widawsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reviewed-by: Jonathan Cameron <Jonathan.Cameron@huawei.com>
Acked-by: David Rientjes <email@example.com> (v1)
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <email@example.com>