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SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/24] xen/arm: get privilege status
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On Fri, 2012-07-27 at 15:25 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2012, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-07-26 at 16:33 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > Use Xen features to figure out if we are privileged.
> > >
> > > XENFEAT_dom0 was introduced by 23735 in xen-unstable.hg.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
> > > ---
> > > arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c | 7 +++++++
> > > include/xen/interface/features.h | 3 +++
> > > 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c b/arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c
> > > index dc68074..2e013cf 100644
> > > --- a/arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c
> > > +++ b/arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c
> > > @@ -2,6 +2,7 @@
> > > #include <xen/interface/xen.h>
> > > #include <xen/interface/memory.h>
> > > #include <xen/platform_pci.h>
> > > +#include <xen/features.h>
> > > #include <asm/xen/hypervisor.h>
> > > #include <asm/xen/hypercall.h>
> > > #include <linux/module.h>
> > > @@ -58,6 +59,12 @@ int __init xen_guest_init(void)
> > > }
> > > xen_domain_type = XEN_HVM_DOMAIN;
> > >
> > > + xen_setup_features();
> > > + if (xen_feature(XENFEAT_dom0))
> > > + xen_start_info->flags |= SIF_INITDOMAIN|SIF_PRIVILEGED;
> > > + else
> > > + xen_start_info->flags &= ~(SIF_INITDOMAIN|SIF_PRIVILEGED);
> >
> > What happens here on platforms prior to hypervisor changeset 23735?
>
> It wouldn't work.
> Considering that we are certainly not going to backport ARM support to
> Xen 4.1, and that both ARM and XENFEAT_dom0 will be present in Xen 4.2,
> do we really need to support the Xen unstable changesets between ARM was
> introduced and XENFEAT_dom0 appeared?

Sorry, I missed the "arm" in the path.

Ian.





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