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SubjectRe: [KVM PATCH v8 3/3] KVM: add iosignalfd support
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:57:53PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 06/23/2009 11:56 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 08:30:46PM -0400, Gregory Haskins wrote:
>>
>>> +static int
>>> +iosignalfd_group_in_range(struct kvm_io_device *this, gpa_t addr, int len,
>>> + int is_write)
>>> +{
>>> + struct _iosignalfd_group *p = to_group(this);
>>> +
>>> + return ((addr>= p->addr&& (addr< p->addr + p->length)));
>>> +}
>>>
>>
>> I think I see a problem here. For virtio, we do not necessarily want all
>> virtqueues for a device to live in kernel: there might be control
>> virtqueues that we want to leave in userspace. Since this claims all
>> writes to a specific address, the signal never makes it to userspace.
>>
>
> Userspace could create an eventfd for this control queue and wait for it
> to fire.

What if guest writes an unexpected value there?
The value it simply lost ... that's not very elegant.

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MST


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