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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/xen/x86

Thanks for the explanation!

Btw, it was not criticism but a question.

- Jukka.

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:31:19PM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
> On Nov 11,  1:05pm, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> } On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 02:52:30AM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
> } >      My point is, if you want to know, go read the thread in port-xen@,
> } > or the code.  Also, what "trivial function for Xen"?
> } 
> } The wrappers in cpufunc.S'es.
>      So that would be sys/arch/amd64/amd64/cpufunc.S where the
> function is wrapped with ifndef XEN, or sys/arch/i386/i386/i386func.S
> which has a comment near the top that says, "These are _not_ shared
> with NetBSD/xen." The Xen version of wbinvd() is located in
> sys/arch/xen/x86/xenfunc.c and it is indeed a simple wrapper
> function, containing the single line, xpq_flush_cache();, as I
> alluded to earlier in text that you snipped.
>      Xen domU kernels are essentially "userland applications" for
> the Xen hypervisor.  They do not have direct hardware access and
> are not privileged.  They must make a hypervisor "syscall" to
> perform many normal kernel functions.  xpq_flush_cache() did this.
> However, it was using a privileged operation that only dom0 kernels
> (or domU kernels that were specially granted the privilege) are
> allowed to do.  Even Xen dom0 kernels which are allowed direct
> hardware access are basically a "userland application" for the Xen
> hypervisor and must a hypervisor "syscall" for many things.  Now,
> I suppose I could have created a sys/arch/xen/xen/cpufunc.S with
> the single function xen_wbinvd() that contains the single line
> wbinvd, but why bother?
>      It is apparent that you are completely unfamiliar with the
> code that you are criticising, and as such this will be my last
> post on the subject.  I don't know if you are famailiar with
>, but it is a great tool for chasing down things like
> this.  Putting wbinvd in the Definition box would have turned up
> all this stuff.
> }-- End of excerpt from Jukka Ruohonen

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