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    SubjectRe: [PATCHv5 3/3] vhost_net: a kernel-level virtio server
    Avi Kivity wrote:
    > On 09/23/2009 10:37 PM, Avi Kivity wrote:
    >>
    >> Example: feature negotiation. If it happens in userspace, it's easy
    >> to limit what features we expose to the guest. If it happens in the
    >> kernel, we need to add an interface to let the kernel know which
    >> features it should expose to the guest. We also need to add an
    >> interface to let userspace know which features were negotiated, if we
    >> want to implement live migration. Something fairly trivial bloats
    >> rapidly.
    >
    > btw, we have this issue with kvm reporting cpuid bits to the guest.
    > Instead of letting kvm talk directly to the hardware and the guest, kvm
    > gets the cpuid bits from the hardware, strips away features it doesn't
    > support, exposes that to userspace, and expects userspace to program the
    > cpuid bits it wants to expose to the guest (which may be different than
    > what kvm exposed to userspace, and different from guest to guest).
    >

    This issue doesn't exist in the model I am referring to, as these are
    all virtual-devices anyway. See my last reply

    -Greg

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