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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] KVM: Intel virtual mode extensions definitions
Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 15:48 +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
>> Add some constants for the various bits defined by Intel's VT extensions.
>> Most of this file was lifted from the Xen hypervisor.
>> Signed-off-by: Yaniv Kamay <>
>> Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <>
>> Index: linux-2.6/drivers/kvm/vmx.h
>> ===================================================================
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ linux-2.6/drivers/kvm/vmx.h
>> @@ -0,0 +1,287 @@
> This entire file is also very specific to an architecture. Couldn't it
> be put somewhere in arch/x86_64 and not in drivers?
> I know that this is all currently focused on Intel and AMD
> virtualization platforms, but could you split out the x86_64 specific
> stuff and make the rest more generic. Perhaps in the future this will
> make it easier for other platforms to use this code as well.

We're already doing some splitting since Intel and AMD have incompatible
extensions for doing this. The result however will still be x86 (-64
and i386) specific.

> It's hard to do a generic approach when developing it new, but if you
> don't think about that now, it will be magnitudes larger in difficulty
> to make generic when this is all done.

I don't know enough about ppc and ia64 virtualization for that. Perhaps
someone would like to comment.

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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