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Date:	Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:22:39 +1030
From:	Rusty Russell <>
To:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <>,
Cc:,,,,,, Amit Shah <>,
	Cornelia Huck <>,
	Christian Borntraeger <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Paolo Bonzini <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 10/25] virtio: add API to enable VQs early

"Michael S. Tsirkin" <> writes:
> virtio spec 0.9.X requires DRIVER_OK to be set before
> VQs are used, but some drivers use VQs before probe
> function returns.
> Since DRIVER_OK is set after probe, this violates the spec.
> Even though under virtio 1.0 transitional devices support this
> behaviour, we want to make it possible for those early callers to become
> spec compliant and eventually support non-transitional devices.
> Add API for drivers to call before using VQs.
> Sets DRIVER_OK internally.
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
> Reviewed-by: Cornelia Huck <>

OK, this all looks good, but I think we should do two things:

1) rename virtio_enable_vqs_early() to virtio_device_ready().
2) Add a BUG_ON in the virtio_ring code to make sure device is ready
   before any ops are called.

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