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Re: [PATCH v2 1/4] usb: early: Avoid using DbC if already enabled

On 5/17/21 8:13 AM, Jan Beulich wrote:
On 17.05.2021 15:48, Connor Davis wrote:
On 5/17/21 3:32 AM, Jan Beulich wrote:
On 14.05.2021 02:56, Connor Davis wrote:
Check if the debug capability is enabled in early_xdbc_parse_parameter,
and if it is, return with an error. This avoids collisions with whatever
enabled the DbC prior to linux starting.
Doesn't this go too far and prevent use even if firmware (perhaps
mistakenly) left it enabled?
Yes, but how is one supposed to distinguish the broken firmware and

firmware cases?
Well, a first step might be to only check if running virtualized.
And then if your running virtualized, there might be a way to
inquire the hypervisor?

Right, but if it was enabled by something other than a hypervisor,

or you're not running virtualized, how do you distinguish then? IMO

the proper thing to do in any case is to simply not use the DbC in linux.





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