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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 0 of 12] PV on HVM Xen

To: Stefano Stabellini <Stefano.Stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 0 of 12] PV on HVM Xen
From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 19:29:10 +0100
Cc: Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>, "xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeremy, "linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Don Dutile <ddutile@xxxxxxxxxx>, Sheng Yang <sheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The subject should be [PATCH 0 of 11] PV on HVM Xen, sorry about that.

On Mon, 24 May 2010, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is another update of the PV on HVM Xen series that addresses
> Jeremy's comments.
> The platform_pci hooks have been removed, suspend/resume for HVM
> domains is now much more similar to the PV case and shares the same
> do_suspend function.
> Alloc_xen_mmio_hook has been removed has well, now the memory allocation for
> the grant table is done by the xen platform pci driver directly.
> The per_cpu xen_vcpu variable is set by a cpu_notifier function so that
> secondary vcpus have the variable set correctly no matter what the xen
> features are on the host.
> The kernel command line option xen_unplug has been renamed to
> xen_emul_unplug and the code that makes use of it has been moved to a
> separate file (arch/x86/xen/platform-pci-unplug.c).
> Xen_unplug_emulated_devices is now able to detect if blkfront, netfront
> and the Xen platform PCI driver have been compiled, and set the default
> value of xen_emul_unplug accordingly.
> The patch "Initialize xenbus device structs with ENODEV as
> default" has been removed from the series and it will be sent
> separately.
> Finally the comments on most of the patches have been improved.
> The series is based on 2.6.34 and supports Xen PV frontends running
> in a HVM domain, including netfront, blkfront and the VIRQ_TIMER.
> In order to be able to use VIRQ_TIMER and to improve performances you
> need a patch to Xen to implement the vector callback mechanism
> for event channel delivery.
> A git tree is also available here:
> git://xenbits.xen.org/people/sstabellini/linux-pvhvm.git
> branch name 2.6.34-pvhvm-v2.
> Cheers,
> Stefano

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