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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC Design Doc] Add vNVDIMM support for Xen

On Wed, 3 Feb 2016, George Dunlap wrote:
> On 03/02/16 12:02, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > On Wed, 3 Feb 2016, Haozhong Zhang wrote:
> >> Or, we can make a file system on /dev/pmem0, create files on it, set
> >> the owner of those files to xen-qemuuser-domid$domid, and then pass
> >> those files to QEMU. In this way, non-root QEMU should be able to
> >> mmap those files.
> > 
> > Maybe that would work. Worth adding it to the design, I would like to
> > read more details on it.
> > 
> > Also note that QEMU initially runs as root but drops privileges to
> > xen-qemuuser-domid$domid before the guest is started. Initially QEMU
> > *could* mmap /dev/pmem0 while is still running as root, but then it
> > wouldn't work for any devices that need to be mmap'ed at run time
> > (hotplug scenario).
> This is basically the same problem we have for a bunch of other things,
> right?  Having xl open a file and then pass it via qmp to qemu should
> work in theory, right?

Is there one /dev/pmem? per assignable region? Otherwise it wouldn't be

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