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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: remove CONFIG_XEN_DOM0 compile option

On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 04:12:10PM +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jan 2012, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 11:39:44AM +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > I don't think we should add "PCI_XEN && SWIOTLB_XEN && X86_LOCAL_APIC &&
> > > X86_IO_APIC && ACPI && PCI" to XEN either.
> > > However it should be possible to add only the right dependencies to the
> > > right places.
> > > In practice it should be sufficient to:
> > > 
> > > - make PCI_XEN depend on X86_LOCAL_APIC && X86_IO_APIC && ACPI;
> > 
> > Not good. You can make non-ACPI builds with PCI.
> > 
> > .. and you are missing CONFIG_PCI in there.
> > > 
> > 
> > OK. That sounds good.
> > > 
> > > - remove the 'ifdef CONFIG_ACPI' from arch/x86/pci/xen.c.
> > 
> > No.. same issue - non-ACPI builds can be with PCI.
> > > 
> Right.. in that case we should carefully replace the 'ifdef
> CONFIG_XEN_DOM0' with 'ifdef CONFIG_ACPI' in arch/x86/pci/xen.c.

.. which I think I did at some point as part of cleanup and then
removed them since it peppered the xen.c with tons of #ifdef CONFIG_ACPI.

What about PVonHVM. There is this nagging feeling in the back of my
head that turning CONFIG_XEN_DOM0 disables the CONFIG_PVHVM option?
Or something like that? Maybe it is the other way around?

It would seem we need to seperate the PVHVM  from DOM0. But the extra
complexity comes with Mukesh's PVonHVM Hybrid which can do dom0 stuff
with PVonHVM (should be searchable on xen-devel to find the patches).

Ian also mentioned that we MUST have the XEN_PRIVILIGED option, otherwise
we will cause a regression with the GRUB tools. So that must stay or we need
provide a deprecation schedule for the next 3 years to remove it and
have patches in the GRUB toolchains.

Either way, there is also the question of making sure that no regressions
are introduced - so a lot of the CONFIG_* interdependencies will have
to be checked. I think that means checking CONFIG_XEN, CONFIG_PRIVILIGED,

Oh, I forgot CONFIG_XEN_FRONTEND.. And I think that one can also become
a module (ditto for XEN_BACKEND)

And everytime we did something to those we managed to mess them up so
we should be dilligient.

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