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SubjectRE: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christoph Hellwig [mailto:hch@infradead.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:17 AM
> To: KY Srinivasan
> Cc: Christoph Hellwig; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> devel@linuxdriverproject.org; ohering@suse.com;
> jbottomley@parallels.com; jasowang@redhat.com; apw@canonical.com;
> linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org; stable@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/8] drivers: scsi: storvsc: Set srb_flags in all cases
>
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 06:40:09PM +0000, KY Srinivasan wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 05:46:51PM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> > > > Correctly set SRB flags for all valid I/O directions. Some IHV
> > > > drivers on the Windows host require this.
> > >
> > > What are IHV drivers?
> >
> > If the target is a SAN device, the host simply passes the request over to the
> native driver stack on the host. Some specific hardware (IHV - independent
> hadware vendor) drivers on Windows require that SRB flags be correctly set
> in all cases.
> >
>
> I'm fine with putting this in, but treating I/O request from guests as trusted in
> a hypervisor doesn't seem like a good idea in general..

The host does validate the guest request before forwarding the request to the appropriate target.

K. Y


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