Re: [PATCH v3 0/3] virtio DMA API core stuff

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Sun Nov 22 2015 - 18:04:17 EST

> There's that, and there's an "I care about security, but
> do not want to burn up cycles on fake protections that
> do not work" case.

It would seem to make most sense for this use case simply *not* to expose
virtio devices to guests as being behind an IOMMU at all. Sure, there are
esoteric use cases where the guest actually nests and runs further guests
inside itself and wants to pass through the virtio devices from the real
hardware host. But presumably those configurations will have multiple
virtio devices assigned by the host anyway, and further tweaking the
configuration to put them behind an IOMMU shouldn't be hard.


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