Re: [PATCH v8 0/7] KVM: x86: Allow Qemu/KVM to use PVH entry point

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 - 08:13:33 EST

On 12/12/18 19:09, Maran Wilson wrote:
> On 12/6/2018 1:21 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 06/12/18 07:02, Maran Wilson wrote:
>>> For certain applications it is desirable to rapidly boot a KVM virtual
>>> machine. In cases where legacy hardware and software support within the
>>> guest is not needed, Qemu should be able to boot directly into the
>>> uncompressed Linux kernel binary without the need to run firmware.
>>> There already exists an ABI to allow this for Xen PVH guests and the ABI
>>> is supported by Linux and FreeBSD:
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>>> This patch series would enable Qemu to use that same entry point for
>>> booting KVM guests.
>> Thanks! I should be able to post a Tested-by next Monday. Boris, are
>> you going to pick it up for 4.21?
> Hi Paolo,
> Are you still planning on running some testing of your own for these
> patches? Should Boris wait to hear from you before moving forward?

He can go ahead with v9, I was just curious about it.