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

----- Original Message -----
> On 01/10/2012 05:44 AM, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > On Mon, 9 Jan 2012, Andrew Jones wrote:
> >> I guess if we did the s/XEN_DOM0/LOCAL_APIC && IO_APIC && ACPI/ in
> >> arch/x86/pci/xen.c it would be pretty easy to review for
> >> equivalence.
> >> Then keep CONFIG_PRIVILIGED, but drop XEN_DOM0 from everywhere
> >> else and
> >> compile in the 3 files. I don't think it makes much sense to do it
> >> though. XEN_DOM0 keeps things tidier now and might be useful
> >> later.
> > we can keep things clean with the following:
> >
> >
> > #define XEN_DOM0
> >
> > #endif
> >
> > in include/xen/xen.h.
> >
> > So in the source files we can still '#ifdef XEN_DOM0', but at the
> > same
> > time we can get rid of the build symbol: everybody wins.
> No, really, I think this is silly.  This kind of dependency
> information
> should be encoded in the Kconfig system, and not reimplemented in an
> ad-hoc way.
> If there were a clean way to do what Andrew wants then I'd support
> it,
> but this thread has descended into a spiral of madness, which makes
> me
> think its a lost cause.
> If the root complaint is that "customers think that anything set in
> .config is a supported feature", then the solutions are to support
> all
> the features in .config, re-educate the customers that they're wrong,
> or
> maintain a local patch to do this stuff.

If only re-educating people was free, like preempting questions is.
Local patches are of course always an option, and perhaps in this
case it's the best one. However, I think we already made a case for
better xen configurability for the driver domains, so I'm not 100%
convinced my initial patch (making dom0 configurable) isn't worthy
of upstream. Also, I didn't see any comments on my v2[*] of that
patch, which I believe satisfies the menu complexity issue and
brings in more configurability. That said, I'm about to reply to
that patch myself, since there's an issue with it.


[*] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.virtualization/14635

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