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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v1 3/8]: PVH startup changes (enlighten.c)

On Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:05:14 +0100
Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-10-03 at 12:58 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > So for now, how about, lets go
> > > with what I've got. I'll make a note, and when I do xen patch,
> > > I'll figure it out, and would be a very small linux patch. I want
> > > to get linux patch in soon before the window closes.
> > 
> > We can leave page special as it is for now with very little
> > consequences, because it is not part of the interface with Xen.
> > However this is part of the interface, so whatever we choose here
> > is going to be hard to change later on.
> I suggested that until we have seen and reviewed the hypervisor side
> patches this guest side functionality all needs to be under an option
> which has CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL as a dependency and a comment explaining
> that the ABI is not fixed yet, similar to what we did for the ARM
> port.

Konrad is going to keep the changes in his tree and not upstream for
couple months while we go thru the xen patches. This would be a big
help for me as I won't have to constantly refresh linux tree.

I hope we can get some baseline in linux and xen soon.


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