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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 8/9] Add cpu idle pwr mgmt to xen

>>> "Wei, Gang" <gang.wei@xxxxxxxxx> 29.04.08 02:50 >>>
>On Monday, April 28, 2008 5:38 PM, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> "Wei, Gang" <gang.wei@xxxxxxxxx> 25.04.08 07:09 >>>
>>> Handle dom0_max_vcpus < nr_pcpu cases, e.g. UP dom0.
>>> Just try to pass info about all acpi processors to xen even in such
>>> cases. 
>>> Signed-off-by: Tian Kevin <kevin.tian@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> Signed-off-by: Wei Gang <gang.wei@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Are the changes done here native-compatible? They don't really look
>> they are from a brief inspection... I'd be glad to read a closer
>> explanation of what is being attempted here.
>These changes should be native-compatible. We are attempting to make
>ACPI info parsing work for all physical cpus even dom0 vcpu nr < phys
>cpu nr. UP dom0 is a case requested by Keir for xen server probably go
>in that way. Without these changes, only BSP ACPI info can be parsed and
>passed to HV. Is that clear for you? Or any further comments?

I understand the intention, but I'm worried about breaking native
kernels: If the changes you made are appropriate for native, then
why aren't they upstream? And if they aren't or if there is any doubt,
then they ought to at least be contained in #ifdef CONFIG_XEN blocks
(but of course I'd much prefer not having many of these in generic
code, and even more in ACPI CA code).


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