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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.16-rc6-xen] export Xen Hypervisor attributes to sysfs
    Arjan van de Ven wrote:

    >> I appreciate the counter argument as well, but think this should be a
    >> configurable option.
    >
    > "a config option" is a cop-out. By proposing a config option you even
    > admit it's not essential for userspace. The last thing this should be is
    > a config option; it either is needed and important, and should be there
    > always, or it's redundant and should be done in userspace. "A config
    > option" is just admitting that it is the later, but that you need to
    > justify the time you spent on the kernel patch somewhere ;-)

    No, not at all. There are two types of Xen kernels: privileged and
    non-privileged. A privileged kernel has access to real hardware devices.
    This patch is intended for privileged xen kernel. That's why it needs
    to be a configurable option.

    Mike
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