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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 28/35] add support for Xen feature queries
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On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 22:31 -0800, Chris Wright wrote:
> plain text document attachment (27-xen-features)
> Add support for parsing and interpreting hypervisor feature
> flags. These allow the kernel to determine what features are provided
> by the underlying hypervisor. For example, whether page tables need to
> be write protected explicitly by the kernel, and whether the kernel
> (appears to) run in ring 0 rather than ring 1. This information allows
> the kernel to improve performance by avoiding unnecessary actions.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ian Pratt <ian.pratt@xensource.com>
> Signed-off-by: Christian Limpach <Christian.Limpach@cl.cam.ac.uk>
> Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
> ---
> arch/i386/mach-xen/Makefile | 2 -
> arch/i386/mach-xen/features.c | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> include/asm-i386/mach-xen/setup_arch_post.h | 2 +
> include/xen/features.h | 20 +++++++++++++++++++
> 4 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> --- xen-subarch-2.6.orig/arch/i386/mach-xen/Makefile
> +++ xen-subarch-2.6/arch/i386/mach-xen/Makefile
> @@ -4,6 +4,6 @@
>
> extra-y := head.o
>
> -obj-y := setup.o
> +obj-y := setup.o features.o
>
> setup-y := ../mach-default/setup.o
> --- xen-subarch-2.6.orig/include/asm-i386/mach-xen/setup_arch_post.h
> +++ xen-subarch-2.6/include/asm-i386/mach-xen/setup_arch_post.h
> @@ -40,6 +40,8 @@ static void __init machine_specific_arch
> {
> struct physdev_op op;
>
> + setup_xen_features();
> +
> HYPERVISOR_shared_info =
> (struct shared_info *)__va(xen_start_info->shared_info);
> memset(empty_zero_page, 0, sizeof(empty_zero_page));
> --- /dev/null
> +++ xen-subarch-2.6/arch/i386/mach-xen/features.c
> @@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
> +/******************************************************************************
> + * features.c
> + *
> + * Xen feature flags.
> + *
> + * Copyright (c) 2006, Ian Campbell, XenSource Inc.
> + */
> +#include <linux/types.h>
> +#include <linux/cache.h>
> +#include <linux/module.h>
> +#include <asm/hypervisor.h>
> +#include <xen/features.h>
> +
> +u8 xen_features[XENFEAT_NR_SUBMAPS * 32] __read_mostly;
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(xen_features);

EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL please; this is very specific, low level functionality


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