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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/7] xen: Enable event channel of PV extension of

To: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/7] xen: Enable event channel of PV extension of HVM
From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:22:31 +0000
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>, xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeremy, Stefano Stabellini <Stefano.Stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Fitzhardinge <Jeremy.Fitzhardinge@xxxxxxxxxx>, Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Konrad, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>, Wilk <kliw@xxxxxxxxxx>, Sheng Yang <sheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, 9 Mar 2010, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 07:00 +0000, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> > On 03/08/2010 05:53 PM, Sheng Yang wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 09 March 2010 01:10:56 Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > >    
> > >> I think that mapping interrupts into VIRQs is a bad idea: you should map
> > >> interrupts into pirqs instead, the code exists already on the kernel
> > >> side so we don't need to do any (ugly) change ther.
> > >>      
> > > The code existed in the pv_ops dom0 side, but not in the upstream Linux. 
> > > The
> > > latter is our target. We want this work to be accepted by upstream Linux 
> > > soon.
> >    2. It has significant overlaps with the current xen.git development
> >       which is also targeted for upstream.  There's no point in creating
> >       an unnecessary duplicate mechanism when the infrastructure will be
> >       in place anyway.
> There's also nothing stopping us from upstreaming portions of the "dom0"
> patchset ahead of full dom0 support if it is useful for some domU
> feature.

You just need the pirq mappings and few other things, it shouldn't be
too hard.
At this point I am going to do that myself after this patch series is

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