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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v1 04/12] xen/hvmlite: Bootstrap HVMlite guest

On January 23, 2016 11:01:06 AM EST, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On January 23, 2016 7:34:33 AM PST, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
><konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>However, this stub belongs in Linux, not in the Xen toolstack.  That
>>>way, when the Linux boot protocol is modified, both sides can be
>>I would add that this idea is borrowed from the EFI stub code that
>>Linux has which also constructs the boot parameter structure when
>>invoked (either from firmware or from EFI shell).
>There is a huge difference though: EFI is a widely used multivendor
>industry standard.  You are taking about something Xen-specific, and
>which in good Xen tradition isn't even documented, apparently (did we
>ever get documentation for the hypervisor ABI?)
>Asking "why burden Xen with something Linux-specific" is a pretty
>extreme case of the tail wagging the dog.
>That being said, before any code can be put anywhere, it needs to be
>written.  We can argue where to put it later.  We went through this
>process with the EFI stub, too: a standalone implementation (efilinux)


I believe is the latest version. Roger (CCed) has probably an updated one.

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