Re: [PATCH 1/4] x86/vmware: Update platform detection code for VMCALL/VMMCALL hypercalls
From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Sun Aug 18 2019 - 15:21:05 EST
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019, Thomas Hellström (VMware) wrote:
> From: Thomas Hellstrom <thellstrom@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Vmware has historically used an "inl" instruction for this, but recent
> hardware versions support using VMCALL/VMMCALL instead, so use this method
> if supported at platform detection time. We explicitly need to code
> separate macro versions since the alternatives self-patching has not
> been performed at platform detection time.
> We also put tighter constraints on the assembly input parameters and update
> the SPDX license info.
Can you please split the license stuff into a separate patch? You know, one
patch one thing. It's documented for a reason.
While at it could you please ask your legal folks whether that custom
license boilerplate can go away as well?