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

On Fri, 2012-10-05 at 02:35 +0100, Mukesh Rathor wrote:
> 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.

Ah, ok, that sounds like a good plan.

In the case where the ARM stuff I have built on this becomes ripe first
would it be OK with you guys if I were to cherry pick the relevant bits
of the PVH stuff into a series to go in sooner?

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



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