[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v6 7/9] xen: Put EFI machinery in place

On 20/06/14 22:29, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> This patch enables EFI usage under Xen dom0. Standard EFI Linux
> Kernel infrastructure cannot be used because it requires direct
> access to EFI data and code. However, in dom0 case it is not possible
> because above mentioned EFI stuff is fully owned and controlled
> by Xen hypervisor. In this case all calls from dom0 to EFI must
> be requested via special hypercall which in turn executes relevant
> EFI code in behalf of dom0.
> When dom0 kernel boots it checks for EFI availability on a machine.
> If it is detected then artificial EFI system table is filled.
> Native EFI callas are replaced by functions which mimics them
> by calling relevant hypercall. Later pointer to EFI system table
> is passed to standard EFI machinery and it continues EFI subsystem
> initialization taking into account that there is no direct access
> to EFI boot services, runtime, tables, structures, etc. After that
> system runs as usual.

Reviewed-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>

(With or without the change suggested by Stefano).



Xen-devel mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.