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SubjectRe: [PULL] virtio
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On 07.03.2010, at 12:04, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 11:57:23AM +0100, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>
>> On 07.03.2010, at 11:42, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>>
>>> Linus,
>>> Please pull another virtio fix: this one fixes hotplug and
>>> was supposed to be applied by Rusty already
>>> (http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/11/30/451), but apparently got lost,
>>> somehow.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> The following changes since commit 3119815912a220bdac943dfbdfee640414c0c611:
>>> Michael S. Tsirkin (1):
>>> virtio: fix out of range array access
>>>
>>> are available in the git repository at:
>>>
>>> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mst/vhost.git for-linus
>>>
>>> Michael S. Tsirkin (1):
>>> virtio: set pci bus master enable bit
>>
>> This is still missing an identifier for the hypervisor. We need to know if the guest will ever set bus master enabled or not, so we can have a compat hack in qemu to not check for it.
>>
>>
>> Alex
>
> This patch fixes hotplug with qemu 0.11-0.12 which can't make use of a new
> identifier without a time machine.

For 0.12 there's -stable and I don't think the bad patch is in 0.11 yet?

> IMHO we can't add new identifiers in time for 2.6.34 anyway, so if you
> want to do that, please send a patch and have it queued up for the next
> release. But I don't think we need an identifier for compat hack.
> Hypervisor can detect buggy guests when they set status to OK without
> enabling bus master first.
>
> Makes sense?

Ah, so you'd do the compat hack purely in qemu? Sounds good to me.

Nevermind the noise - please take that patch :-).

Alex

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