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    SubjectRe: Paravirtualization on VMware's Platform [VMI].
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    On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 10:27 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > On 09/29/2009 10:25 AM, Alok Kataria wrote:
    > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c b/arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c
    > > index 31e6f6c..d430e4c 100644
    > > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c
    > > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c
    > > @@ -648,7 +648,7 @@ static inline int __init activate_vmi(void)
    > >
    > > pv_info.paravirt_enabled = 1;
    > > pv_info.kernel_rpl = kernel_cs & SEGMENT_RPL_MASK;
    > > - pv_info.name = "vmi";
    > > + pv_info.name = "vmi [deprecated]";
    > >
    > > pv_init_ops.patch = vmi_patch;
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Where is this string used, and could this break something?

    It is used by default_banner in "arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c", IMO this
    just prints some info for users, shouldn't break anything.

    Alok
    >
    > -hpa
    >



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