On 13/04/18 11:19, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Auger Eric <eric.au...@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 11/04/18 11:24, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>>> If a device is part of a PM Domain (e.g. power and/or clock domain), its
>>> power state is managed using Runtime PM. Without Runtime PM, the device
>>> may not be powered up, causing subtle failures, crashes, or system
>>> lock-ups when the device is accessed by the guest.
>> the device may not be powered up/clcoked or power/clock may be switched
>> off while the guest uses it.
>>> Fix this by adding Runtime PM support, powering the device when the VFIO
>>> device is opened by the guest.
>>> Note that while more fine-grained power management could be implemented
>>> on the guest side, if exported, this would be inherently unsafe, as
>>> abusing it may kill the whole system.
>> Please can you elaborate on this remark please?
> If power-management of the device would be delegated to the guest, and the
> guest forgets to enable device power before accessing the device's registers,
> this could lock up the system, and thus disturb both the host and other
Wouldn't you need to assign another device or use para-virt to allow the
guest to perform this power management control? I think you can remove
this paragraph from the commit message.