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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] [VTD] Remove PCI device enumeration for dom0 in Xen

[Weidong Han]
> Keir Fraser wrote:
>> On 22/10/08 13:38, "Espen Skoglund" <espen.skoglund@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote: 
>>> Users of pci_lock_pdev() and pci_lock_domain_pdev() would not be
>>> able to find the PCI device unless it has been registered by dom0.
>>> Apart from the iommu code, the only user affected would be the MSI
>>> code which looks up the PCI device before enabling MSIs on it.  As
>>> such, you would not be able to enable MSIs if you have an old dom0
>>> kernel.
>> Is there any disadvantage to keeping this legacy code in Xen, apart
>> from it annoyingly sitting there?

> At present, I don't see any other disadvantage on functionality,
> apart from it annoyingly sitting there and it allocates two pdev for
> the same bdf.

Allocates two pdevs?  How?  alloc_pdev() will not allocate a new pdev
if the bdf already exists.  It will just return the existing one.


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