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Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu virtIO blocking operation - question

From: Sinha, Ani
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu virtIO blocking operation - question
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:03:09 -0500

On Sep 15, 2011, at 4:42 AM, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Sinha, Ani <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Makes sense?
> I'm still not sure what the point of multiplexing host IPMI into
> guests is.  The guest should not be able to power off the host.  It
> shouldn't be able to mess with the watchdog timer.  It may wish to
> read sensors but do they even make sense to a guest with virtual
> hardware?

Those are valid concerns :) However, I do not know how the other teams of this 
project will make use of this paravirtualized device. My team is supposed to 
only make this device available in the guest with certain features functional 
(like sending raw requests and receiving responses). May be later if I get more 
visibility, I will let you know.


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