Re: A proposal - binary

From: David Lang
Date: Fri Aug 04 2006 - 18:46:36 EST

On Fri, 4 Aug 2006, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

so if I understand this correctly we are saying that a kernel compiled to run on hypervisor A would need to be recompiled to run on hypervisor B, and recompiled again to run on hypervisor C, etc

no the actual implementation of the operation structure is dynamic and can be picked
at runtime, so you can compile a kernel for A,B *and* C and at runtime the kernel
picks the one you have

Ok, I was under the impression that this sort of thing was frowned upon for hotpath items (which I understand a good chunk of this would be).

this still leaves the question of old client on new hypervisors that is continueing in other branches of this thread.

David Lang
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