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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC][PATCH 03/10] xen/hybrid: Xen Hybrid Extension initialization
On 16/09/2009 21:24, "Jeremy Fitzhardinge" <jeremy@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Guest would detect Hybrid capability using CPUID 0x40000002.edx, then call
>> HVMOP_enable_hybrid hypercall to enable hybrid support in hypervisor.
> I think having an option to put PV guests into an HVM container is a
> good one, but as I mentioned in the other mail, I don't think this is
> the right approach.
> It would be much better to make it so that an unmodified guest works in
> such a mode; even with no specific optimisations the guest would get
> benefit from faster kernel<->usermode switches.
By unmodified you mean ordinary PV guest? It's an interesting comparison --
PVing an HVM guest, versus HVMing (to some extent) a PV guest.
> Then we can add specific optimisations to take advantage of, say,
> running in ring 0 (=fast syscalls) and having access to HAP hardware
> (=direct pagetable updates, no pinning).
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