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RE: [Xen-devel] philosophically about IGD pass-through (was: feature sug

To: Joanna Rutkowska <joanna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] philosophically about IGD pass-through (was: feature suggestion: DMAR table emulation for Xen)
From: Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 08:57:21 -0700 (PDT)
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> The only(?) advantage you gain by using graphics passthorugh is for the
> apps. But is it really worth it? How many 3D-capable apps business
> users
> use today? Google Earth? Anything else? So, in order to support Google
> Earth, is it really worth to introduce potential VM escape attacks?

Are you assuming business users never play the hottest latest
games at lunch or after hours?  I suppose you could use crappy
game performance as a positive selling point for your product
as long as your target audience for your sales pitch is
the CTO and other executives and not the business users
themselves. :-)

(Note, tongue-in-cheek, no need to defend your product. :)

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