Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] xen: Introduce 'xen_nopv' to disable PV extensions for HVM guests.
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
Date: Wed Jul 09 2014 - 09:55:34 EST
On Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 01:10:03PM +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
> On 08/07/14 21:52, konrad@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > By default when CONFIG_XEN and CONFIG_XEN_PVHVM kernels are
> > run, they will enable the PV extensions (drivers, interrupts, timers,
> > etc) - which is perfect.
> If it's "perfect" what's this option for? ;)
> I think you mean to say "which is the best option for the majority of
> use cases".
> > However, in some cases (kexec not fully wokring, benchmarking)
> > we want to disable Xen PV extensions. As such introduce the
> > 'xen_nopv' parameter that will do it.
> I'm unconvinced about the utility of this option. The resulting kernel
> will go like molasses and I'm not sure what the use of being any to
> benchmark a configuration no one will use in practice. But it's a small
> patch so
> Reviewed-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>
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