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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 18/24] xen/passthrough: iommu_deassign_device_dt: By default reassign device to nobody

Hi Jan,

On 20/01/15 09:21, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 13.01.15 at 15:25, <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Currently, when the device is deassigned from a domain, we directly reassign
>> to DOM0.
>> As the device may not have been correctly reset, this may lead to corruption 
>> or
>> expose some part of DOM0 memory. Also, we may have no way to reset some
>> platform devices.
>> If Xen reassigns the device to "nobody", it may receive some global/context
>> fault because the transaction has failed (indeed the context has been
>> marked invalid). Unfortunately there is no simple way to quiesce a buggy
>> hardware. I think we could live with that for a first version of platform
>> device passthrough.
>> DOM0 will have to issue an hypercall to assign the device to itself if it
>> wants to use it.
>> Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
> Looks like this is because of ...
>>  xen/drivers/passthrough/device_tree.c | 9 +++------
> ... this. Which I think is a mistake, as I wasn't involved in the addition
> of that file. I'd appreciate an update to ./MAINTAINERS adding this
> file to the ARM section.

Ok. I will send a patch to add xen/drivers/passthrough/device_tree.c in
the "ARM section".


Julien Grall

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