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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/4] xen: limit grant v2 interface to the v1 functionality

On 12/09/17 18:05, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> On 09/12/2017 11:50 AM, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> On 12/09/17 17:44, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>>> On 09/08/2017 10:48 AM, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>> As there is currently no user for sub-page grants or transient grants
>>>> remove that functionality. This at once makes it possible to switch
>>>> from grant v2 to grant v1 without restrictions, as there is no loss of
>>>> functionality other than the limited frame number width related to
>>>> the switch.
>>> But isn't that ABI violation? v2 is expected to support this (XSAs
>>> notwithstanding)
>> No, I don't think so.
>> The hypervisor still supports it, but the domU (or dom0) isn't required
>> to make use of all the features IMHO. Or are you aware of any backend
>> querying the grant version of a frontend and acting in another way if v2
>> is detected?
> I am not aware of any but that doesn't mean that they don't (or won't)
> exist.

But isn't the frontend the one which is defining what is granted in
which way? How should there be an ABI breakage when the frontend just
isn't using sub-page or transitive grants?


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