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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 RFC] virtio-spec: flexible configuration layout
On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 10:24:47PM +0200, Sasha Levin wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-11-09 at 21:59 +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
> > +\begin_layout Enumerate
> > +Reset the device.
> > + This is not required on initial start up.
> > +\end_layout
> > +
> > +\begin_layout Enumerate
> > +The ACKNOWLEDGE status bit is set: we have noticed the device.
> > +\end_layout
> > +
> > +\begin_layout Enumerate
> > +The DRIVER status bit is set: we know how to drive the device.
> > +\end_layout
> > +
> > +\begin_layout Enumerate
> > +
> > +\change_inserted 1986246365 1320838089
> > +PCI capability list scan, detecting virtio configuration layout using Virtio
> > + Structure PCI capabilities.
>
> Does the legacy space always gets mapped from BAR0?
>
> If yes,

Yes and this is repeated in several places. Not clear? How can this
be made clearer?

> It'll be a bit harder deprecating it in the future.

Harder than ... what ?
IMO there's no way to put legacy anywhere except the first BAR
without breaking existing guests.

> If not, this should actually be #1. Previous 3 bullets here were already
> setting the status byte in the device config.
>
> [snip]
>
> > +<cell alignment="center" valignment="top" topline="true" leftline="true" usebox="none">
> > +\begin_inset Text
> > +
> > +\begin_layout Plain Layout
> > +
> > +\change_inserted 1986246365 1320786225
> > +28 bytes
>
> This is the new virtio header min size, shouldn't it be 32? (20 + 4
> (msi-x) + 4 (guest feature) + 4 (device features)).

Good catch, I'll correct this.

> --
>
> Sasha.


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