Re: arch/xen is a bad idea
From: William Lee Irwin III
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 11:09:32 EST
On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 07:59:50PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> I suspect xen64 will be rather different from xen32 anyways
> because as far as I can see the tricks Xen32 uses to be
> fast (segment limits) just plain don't work on 64bit
> because the segments don't extend into 64bit space.
> So having both in one architecture may also end up messy.
> And i386 and x86-64 are in many pieces very different anyways,
> I have my doubts that trying to mesh them together in arch/xen
> will be very pretty.
I have an inkling that the xen implementors may have plots of
additional architecture ports. If it really is x86/x86-64 -only it
isn't worth bothering with a separate arch/ dir, but it would be if it
were ported to a large number of architectures.
Maybe they're modelling it after UML which has its own arch/ dir but
then grabs assorted things from other architectures; in that event I
wouldn't consider it so misguided.
Probably best if the implementors chimed in about all this.
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