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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 0/9] Support for running secondary emulators

  • To: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx>
  • From: Paul Durrant <Paul.Durrant@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 14:45:43 +0000
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 0/9] Support for running secondary emulators

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Beulich [mailto:JBeulich@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 07 May 2014 15:41
> To: Paul Durrant
> Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 0/9] Support for running secondary
> emulators
> >>> On 01.05.14 at 14:08, <paul.durrant@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This patch series adds the ioreq server interface which I mentioned in
> > my talk at the Xen developer summit in Edinburgh at the end of last year.
> > The code is based on work originally done by Julien Grall but has been
> > re-written to allow existing versions of QEMU to work unmodified.
> And one more general question now that I got through the entire
> series: How much of this new functionality is really x86-specific?
> IOW wouldn't it make sense to have some (big?) parts of this live
> in e.g. xen/common/ioreq-server.c?

Well, I'd rather keep it x86 for now - since that's what I'm testing on, and 
I'm not aware of a need for secondary emulators in for ARM. I don't see why it 
couldn't be made more common if a need arose though.


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