Re: [PATCH] xen-blkback: only attach blkback if the required features are met

From: David Vrabel
Date: Mon Apr 07 2014 - 13:12:05 EST

On 04/04/14 16:13, Roger Pau Monnà wrote:
> On 04/04/14 17:01, David Vrabel wrote:
>> On 04/04/14 15:41, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
>>> Blkback cannot work properly on auto-translated guests if Xen doesn't
>>> update the IOMMU when performing grant maps/unmaps, so only attach if
>>> the newly introduced XENFEAT_hvm_gntmap_supports_iommu is found.
>> Can you explain the problem in more detail and which guest
>> configurations are affected?
>> This isn't a problem that is specific to blkback, but any backend that
>> grant maps and passes the foreign pages to a device so there needs to be
>> a generic solution.
>> Why can't this be fixed by having the swiotlb bounce foreign pages?
> Yes, it could be fixed with that, FreeBSD has been doing it for a long time.
> But since nobody has complained about this, and the issue has been there
> for a long time, I'm not sure it's worth adding all the bounce buffer
> code for what seems to be an unused configuration.

Ok. Now that netback also grant maps. Can you make this a generic
function and call from netback and blkback?

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