Re: [PATCH 3/9] add frontend implementation for the IOMMU API

From: Joerg Roedel
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 10:46:37 EST

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 04:33:11PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
> Joerg Roedel wrote:
> > Hmm, is there any hardware IOMMU with which we can't emulate domains by
> > partitioning the IO address space? This concept works for GART and
> > Calgary.
> >
> >
> Is partitioning secure? Domain X's user could program its hardware to
> dma to domain Y's addresses, zapping away Domain Y's user's memory.

No its not secure. But this problem exists with pv-dma without iommu


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