On 09/27/2011 05:13 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 01:19:20AM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
>>On 09/19/2011 01:32 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>>On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 07:16:22PM +0200, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
>>>>On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Marc-André
>>>>>>>How do we allow other devices to share the slot? It seems to
>>>>>>>qemuDomainPCIAddressSetNextAddr() only allocate whole slot,
>>>>>>>making sure there is no conflicts on the same slot.
>>>>>>So, if the user wants to use multi function pci device, he
>>>>>So adding a check such as:
>>>>>if (!multiFunc&& info->addr.pci.function != 0)
>>>>> return error("The %s device doesn't support multifunction
>>>>Wen, does that sound reasonable to you?
>>>>Daniel, did you had time to verify that PCI allocation is per-slot?
>>>>(It would be nice to get this "workaround" for the next
>>>IMHO this kind of hack doesn't belong in libvirt. It is fine for distro
>>>vendors to consider as a one off quick-hack for their packages of libvirt,
>>>if they don't have time to fix the real QXL bug, but not for libvirt
>>>upstream releases. QXL/QEMU should really be fixed since that's where
>>>problem appears to lie.
>>As it stands, Fedora 16 (currently using unpatched libvirt-0.9.6)
>>will be going into beta with QXL video broken for Windows guests, so
>>we need some kind of Fedora-only patch very soon (see the schedule
>>fortunately just delayed another week)
>>The original patch in this thread:
>>of course doesn't include the above mentioned additional code, and
>>there isn't a followup patch. It would be very good to push a patch
>>to the F16 git for this so it would hopefully get into the beta, but
>>want to make sure what I push is the "right" thing, so a
>>patch (and some testing by people with F16 hosts) would be very
>When we originally enabled multifunction for all PCI devices, we did so
>in the belief that this was effectively a no-op for guest OSes. ie it
>should not have changed guest OS behaviour at all, unless multiple devices
>were actually inserted in the slot.
>Evidentally this turns out to be incorrect. In other words we introduced
>a guest ABI change. This is very bad, because our stated goal is to have
>a stable guest ABI across libvirt& QEMU releases.
>Thus IMHO we need to disable *all* setting of the 'multifunction=on'
>parameter for all guests by default, to unbreak the ABI compatibility.
Of course this has been in since 0.9.3, meaning there are official
releases with broken ABI compatibility :-(. Still, the sooner it's
fixed the better.
Fortunately it has only affected guests with a QXL device, to the best
of our knowledge.
>Then we should introduce a new parameter
'multifunction='on' in the
><address type=pci> element to allow it to be optionally enabled per
Will it be acceptable to put that in a patch on top of 0.9.6 for
Fedora 16? (I think the answer is "yes", since it's only an XML
change, but just want to make sure).