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Re: [Xen-devel] xend: Better support for legacy HVM config of ia64

To: KUWAMURA Shin'ya <kuwa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xend: Better support for legacy HVM config of ia64
From: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 11:28:52 +0100
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On 11/8/08 10:57, "Keir Fraser" <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> On ia64, direct Linux boot is not supported, and 'Flash.fd' or
>> 'guest_firmware.bin' has been used as a value of the 'kernel'
>> option. Cset:17016 ignores those strings and overrides them with
>> "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader".
>> We tested on x86_64 and ia64 with old and new configs.
>> Signed-off-by: Kazuhiro Suzuki <kaz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: KUWAMURA Shin'ya <kuwa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Conditionally clearing 'PV_kernel' after copying it into 'loader' seems odd.
> Would you ever want to keep the 'PV_kernel' option when it doesn't contain
> the string 'hvmloader'?

I applied a simplified version of your patch (actually a one-liner!) as
changeset 18306. Let me know if it doesn't do what you require.

 -- Keir

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