RE: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
From: KY Srinivasan
Date: Thu Jul 10 2014 - 18:23:08 EST
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> From: Christoph Hellwig [mailto:hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 06:40:09PM +0000, KY Srinivasan wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 05:46:51PM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> > > > Correctly set SRB flags for all valid I/O directions. Some IHV
> > > > drivers on the Windows host require this.
> > >
> > > What are IHV drivers?
> > If the target is a SAN device, the host simply passes the request over to the
> native driver stack on the host. Some specific hardware (IHV - independent
> hadware vendor) drivers on Windows require that SRB flags be correctly set
> in all cases.
> I'm fine with putting this in, but treating I/O request from guests as trusted in
> a hypervisor doesn't seem like a good idea in general..
The host does validate the guest request before forwarding the request to the appropriate target.
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