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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.4 development update

On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 03:38:58PM -0400, Eric Shelton wrote:
> > * Xen EFI feature: pvops dom0 able to make use of EFI run-time
> > services (external)
> >  owner: Daniel Kiper
> >  status: Just begun
> I think this is addressed, maybe in full, by this patchset, presented
> in the midst of getting 4.3 in order:
> http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2013-05/msg02492.html
> I have used this for the last 3 months.  The noted i915 issue was
> resolved by later updates to the kernel or X driver, as 3.10.1 is
> running smoothly.  The only issue I have observed is that although Xen
> correctly powers off the system in response to a dom0-initiated
> shutdown, Xen is not currently rebooting - I have to let the system
> wind down and then do a power cycle.
> The patchset is an update to a set originally submitted by Tang Liang,
> which I gather was based on work done by Suse.  Given that the patches
> are 100% kernel-side (the Xen code was put in place some time ago),
> what needs to be done for acceptance by the LKML folks?

Rework them. The maintainer would like it done differently - that was my
recollection last year when I chatted with him (Matthew Garret).

Daniel will know more - but he is right now making multiboot2 work with
Xen and then attacking this.

> - Eric
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