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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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