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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm 1/2] kexec/i386: kexec page table code clean up - add arch_kimage
On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 01:29:36PM +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 17:15 +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> > > Have you tested Xen too? Does it run into issues with this change?
> >
> > Xen will need to be updated for this change but it shouldn't be a big
> > deal. Basically right now it calls __ma() (which is kind of like __pa())
> > on kexec_pgd and friends. Updating the arguments to __ma() to use
> > the new arch_kimage pointers should be easy enough.
>
> I think you mean the Xen specific parts of the kexec machinery in the
> kernel.c would need updating rather than the hypervisor, right?

Yes, that is right. Sorry for the confusion.

> I don't think these changes will cause anything more than minor problems
> for whoever ports the Xen kexec stuff upstream.
>
> > N.B: As this is Dom0 code (not DomU) it is maintained in the xen
> > repository and has been merged into Linux.
>
> I don't think we would bother backporting these changes to there, would
> we?

No, I was more thinking of the situation where Xen moves its kernel forwards.

--
Horms



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