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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH for-4.6 4/4] xen/arm: Find automatically a PPI for the DOM0 event channel interrupt

On Wed, 2015-01-14 at 12:24 +0000, Julien Grall wrote:
> On 13/01/15 15:58, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > They don't actually have to be, but exposing vgic_allocate_virq to the
> > tools would be overkill, so hardcoding is the pragmatic choice.
> > 
> > We could e.g. randomise the PPI in the tools, to stop people making
> > assumptions. (If we were feeling mean of course...)
> It would be nice to have a such think. If not randomize at each boot,
> maybe per Xen version.

Like I say, that would be quite mean of us. (I was 99% joking about this
FWIW, perhaps I needed to ring that bell a bit more though).

> Though it would break mini-os on ARM as the IRQ is hardcoded in the OS.

AIUI there is an eventual desire to have an ARM mini-os binary be
portable across Xen versions, which will require dtb parsing for this
stuff (actually, I thought the latest patches had added a bunch of such
stuff, but maybe not this specific aspect).


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