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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/4] Virtio uses DMA API for all devices
On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 05:52:12AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > It is your job to write a coherent interface specification that does
> > not depend on the used components. The hypervisor might be PAPR,
> > Linux + qemu, VMware, Hyperv or something so secret that you'd have
> > to shoot me if you had to tell me. The guest might be Linux, FreeBSD,
> > AIX, OS400 or a Hipster project of the day in Rust. As long as we
> > properly specify the interface it simplify does not matter.
> That's the point Christoph. The interface is today's interface. It does
> NOT change. That information is not part of the interface.
> It's the VM itself that is stashing away its memory in a secret place,
> and thus needs to do bounce buffering. There is no change to the virtio
> interface per-se.

Any guest that doesn't know about your magic limited adressing is simply
not going to work, so we need to communicate that fact.

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