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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/2] x86: Add "virt flags"
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>
>> hm, i think extending the already existing flags category sounds like
>> a better solution than the separate virtual CPU flags line in
>> /proc/cpuinfo. We already have self-invented flag entries (such as
>> X86_FEATURE_NOPL), and adding more for virtualization would be quite
>> natural to do, as long as it's reasonably close to the meaning of a
>> 'CPU feature'.
>>
>> Peter, what would be your preference?
>>
>
> It probably makes sense to separate these out as a separate word,
> especially if they come from the hardware in any reasonable way. But
> yes, adding them to the feature array makes sense.
>

Just to clarify:

I'm suggesting adding these to the existing feature flags array, in a
separate binary word.

-hpa


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