On Tue, 2015-11-10 at 11:27 +0100, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> You have the same problem when real PCIe devices appear that speak
> virtio. I think the only real (still not very nice) solution is to add a
> quirk to powerpc platform code that sets noop dma-ops for the existing
> virtio vendor/device-ids and add a DT property to opt-out of that quirk.
> New vendor/device-ids (as for real devices) would just not be covered by
> the quirk and existing emulated devices continue to work.

Why woud real devices use new vendor/device IDs ? Also there are other
cases such as using virtio between 2 partitions, which we could do
under PowerVM ... that would require proper iommu usage with existing

> The absence of the property just means that the quirk is in place and
> the system assumes no translation for virtio devices.

The only way that works forward for me (and possibly sparc & others,
what about ARM ?) is if we *change* something in virtio qemu at the
same time as we add some kind of property. For example the ProgIf field
or revision ID field.

That way I can key on that change.

It's still tricky because I would have to somewhat tell my various firmwares
(SLOF, OpenBIOS, OPAL, ...) so they can create the appropriate property, it's
still hacky, but it would be workable.


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