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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 1/6] libxl: do not attach xen-pciback to HVM domain, if stubdomain is in use

HVM domains use IOMMU and device model assistance for communicating with
PCI devices, xen-pcifront/pciback isn't directly needed by HVM domain.
But pciback serve also second function - it reset the device when it is
deassigned from the guest and for this reason pciback needs to be used
with HVM domain too.
When HVM domain has device model in stubdomain, attaching xen-pciback to
the target domain itself may prevent attaching xen-pciback to the
(PV) stubdomain, effectively breaking PCI passthrough.

Fix this by attaching pciback only to one domain: if PV stubdomain is in
use, let it be stubdomain (the commit prevents attaching device to target
HVM in this case); otherwise, attach it to the target domain.

Signed-off-by: Marek Marczykowski-Górecki <marmarek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Changes in v2:
 - previously called "libxl: attach xen-pciback only to PV domains"
 - instead of excluding all HVMs, change the condition to what actually
   matters here - check if stubdomain is in use; this way xen-pciback is
   always in use (either for the target domain, or it's stubdomain),
   fixing PCI reset by xen-pciback concerns
Changes in v3:
 - adjust commit message
 tools/libxl/libxl_pci.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_pci.c b/tools/libxl/libxl_pci.c
index 87afa03..3b6b23c 100644
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_pci.c
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_pci.c
@@ -1106,7 +1106,7 @@ out:
-    if (!starting)
+    if (!starting && !libxl_get_stubdom_id(CTX, domid))
         rc = libxl__device_pci_add_xenstore(gc, domid, pcidev, starting);
         rc = 0;
@@ -1302,7 +1302,7 @@ static void libxl__add_pcidevs(libxl__egc *egc, libxl__ao 
*ao, uint32_t domid,
-    if (d_config->num_pcidevs > 0) {
+    if (d_config->num_pcidevs > 0 && !libxl_get_stubdom_id(CTX, domid)) {
         rc = libxl__create_pci_backend(gc, domid, d_config->pcidevs,
         if (rc < 0) {
git-series 0.9.1

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