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Re: [Xen-devel] Dealing with non-existent BDF devices in VT-d and in the hardware.

>>> On 20.03.14 at 01:48, "Zhang, Yang Z" <yang.z.zhang@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> fake a device is a solution. But I am thinking (maybe I am wrong) why not 
> setup all VT-d entries under a bridge if passing a PCI device under a bridge. 
> Because when passing a PCI device under a bridge, all devices under bridge 
> should be assigned to the guest too. What current Xen dose is only set the 
> entry which has device, so why not extend it to setup all entries? In this 
> case, there is no user input is required. 

You'd have to prove that this doesn't impact isolation/security.
Just look at xend: It checks that all devices in a group are owned
by pciback/pci-stub, but it doesn't enforce assignment of all of
them. This might be intentional (namely for any intermediate

But yes, I think this would address Konrad's problem.


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