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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 5/9] xen/pvh: Prevent PVH guests from using PIC, RTC and IOAPIC

On Thu, Feb 02, 2017 at 11:30:19AM -0500, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> On 02/02/2017 10:35 AM, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 02:41:28PM -0500, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> >> Make sure they don't use these devices since they are not emulated
> >> for unprivileged PVH guest.
> > This description seems weird for what it's actually done. AFAICT you are not
> > really preventing the guest from using the PIC or the IO APIC, because this 
> > is
> > fetched from the MADT table (or should be fetched from there in any case).
> This was meant to say that we don't want to use ACPI_IRQ_MODEL_[IOA]PIC
> since we don't support SCI (which is expected on x86 to be one of the two).

Hm, right. At some point (ie: when PCI-passthrough is implemented) we will be
providing an IO APIC and a SCI through it. Or would we rather always use the
event channel SCI?


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