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Re: [XenPPC] Re: New domain builder in xen-unstable

To: Hollis Blanchard <hollisb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [XenPPC] Re: New domain builder in xen-unstable
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 08:27:03 +0000
Cc: Brendan Cully <brendan@xxxxxxxxx>, Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@xxxxxxx>, Xen Development Mailing List <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-ppc-devel <xen-ppc-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 6/3/07 20:56, "Hollis Blanchard" <hollisb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Keir, it turns out I was confused about libxc, and we were depending
> on the just-removed ELF loader. I'm fixing that now; please give me a
> heads-up on the 3.0.5 release so I'm not caught out.

You have a couple of weeks at least.

> Aside from that, it seems that xc_linux_build() is actually not called
> by anybody any longer. It looks like changeset a20ec270998b (from
> Brendan) removed the call from xc.c, replacing it with a call to the
> "new style" domain builder via xc_dom_linux_build().
> The new domain builder infrastructure is not flexible enough for
> PowerPC, so we're sticking with our own xc_linux_build(). It sounded
> before like that would be possible, so I assume a20ec270998b was just an
> oversight?

Hmm yes. You can #ifdef in the Python wrapper for now. But I'm surprised
that you can't move to the new domain builder at all -- it has hooks for
arch-dependent code to be inserted already, and we could add more if there's
a need.

 -- Keir

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