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Re: [Xen-devel] HVM firmware passthrough - helper library

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Campbell
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:45 AM
> To: Ross Philipson
> Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Art Napor (artnapor@xxxxxxxxx)
> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] HVM firmware passthrough - helper library
> On Tue, 2013-01-08 at 22:04 +0000, Ross Philipson wrote:
> > Attached is a tarball with a helper library for reading host ACPI and
> > SMBIOS firmware and creating firmware files that can be used with the
> > HVM firmware passthrough patches I submitted. I used it in my testing
> > of the patches and planned to use it later when we moved to a new Xen
> > version. This library was requested by a few people - I hope you find
> > it useful.
> Would it make sense / are you planning to integrate this into the Xen
> tree as well? I'm not sure if it fits into an existing library e.g.
> libxenguest if it would be a separate library.
> Ian.

Right so I mainly put it out there because some people asked for it. I had
the same issue while I was working on the fw patches - I could not really
figure out where it might belong. That is why I left it separate and did
not submit it for inclusion (though I had mentioned it in some earlier

I am perfectly happy to have it integrated in Xen (and submit patches for
it) if we can figure out how and where to integrate it.

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