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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/12] xen/mtrr: Add mtrr_if support for Xen mtrr

* stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com> wrote:

> From: Stephen Tweedie <sct@redhat.com>
>
> Add a Xen mtrr type, and reorganise mtrr initialisation slightly to
> allow the mtrr driver to set up num_var_ranges (Xen needs to do this by
> querying the hypervisor itself.)
>
> [ Impact: add basic MTRR support ]
>
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Tweedie <sct@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy.fitzhardinge@citrix.com>
> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/Makefile | 2 +-
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/main.c | 3 +
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/mtrr.h | 7 ++
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/xen.c | 110 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 4 files changed, 121 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mtrr/xen.c

Still NAK, for the very same reasons as we NAK-ed it the previous time:
/proc/mtrr is a problematic and complicated legacy interface that should
die. Any modern X server will do the right thing via PAT.

Also, please get the Ack of at least one x86 maintainer for x86 patches.

Thanks,

Ingo


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