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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 2.6.16-rc6-xen] export Xen Hypervisor attributes to sysfs
Arjan van de Ven wrote:
I appreciate the counter argument as well, but think this should be a
"a config option" is a cop-out. By proposing a config option you even
admit it's not essential for userspace. The last thing this should be is
a config option; it either is needed and important, and should be there
always, or it's redundant and should be done in userspace. "A config
option" is just admitting that it is the later, but that you need to
justify the time you spent on the kernel patch somewhere ;-)
No, not at all. There are two types of Xen kernels: privileged and
non-privileged. A privileged kernel has access to real hardware devices.
This patch is intended for privileged xen kernel. That's why it needs
to be a configurable option.
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