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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] KVM: x86: KVM_MEM_PCI_HOLE memory
On Fri, Sep 04, 2020 at 09:29:05AM +0200, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Hi,
>
> > Unless I'm mistaken, microvm doesn't even support PCI, does it?
>
> Correct, no pci support right now.
>
> We could probably wire up ecam (arm/virt style) for pcie support, once
> the acpi support for mictovm finally landed (we need acpi for that
> because otherwise the kernel wouldn't find the pcie bus).
>
> Question is whenever there is a good reason to do so. Why would someone
> prefer microvm with pcie support over q35?

The usual reasons to use pcie apply to microvm just the same.
E.g.: pass through of pcie devices?

> > If all of the above is true, this can be handled by adding "pci=lastbus=0"
> > as a guest kernel param to override its scanning of buses. And couldn't
> > that be done by QEMU's microvm_fix_kernel_cmdline() to make it transparent
> > to the end user?
>
> microvm_fix_kernel_cmdline() is a hack, not a solution.
>
> Beside that I doubt this has much of an effect on microvm because
> it doesn't support pcie in the first place.
>
> take care,
> Gerd

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