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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/6] vbus: add a "vbus-proxy" bus model for vbus_driver objects
    Avi Kivity wrote:
    > On 08/15/2009 01:32 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    >>> This will generally be used for hypervisors to publish any host-side
    >>> virtual devices up to a guest. The guest will have the opportunity
    >>> to consume any devices present on the vbus-proxy as if they were
    >>> platform devices, similar to existing buses like PCI.
    >>>
    >>>
    >> Is there a consensus on this with the KVM folks? (i've added the KVM
    >> list to the Cc:)
    >>
    >
    > My opinion is that this is a duplication of effort and we'd be better
    > off if everyone contributed to enhancing virtio, which already has
    > widely deployed guest drivers and non-Linux guest support.
    >
    > It may have merit if it is proven that it is technically superior to
    > virtio (and I don't mean some benchmark in some point in time; I mean
    > design wise). So far I haven't seen any indications that it is.
    >


    The design is very different, so hopefully I can start to convince you
    why it might be interesting.

    Kind Regards,
    -Greg

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