Re: A proposal - binary

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Aug 04 2006 - 18:50:35 EST

> For privileged domains that have hardware privileges and need to send
> IPIs or something it might make sense.

Any SMP guest needs IPI support of some sort.

But it is hopefully independent of subarchitectures in the paravirtualized

> doesn't stop Linux from using the provided primitives in any way is
> sees fit. So it doesn't top evolution in that sense. What it does stop
> is having the Linux hypervisor interface grow antlers and have new
> hooves grafted onto it. What it sorely needed in the interface is a way
> to probe

That's the direction the interface is evolving I think (see multiple
entry point discussion)

> and detect optional features that allow it to grow independent
> of one particular hypervisor vendor.

Ok maybe not with options and subsets so far, but one has to
start somewhere.

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