Subject: Re: bouyer-xenamd64 merge (xen roadmap)
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Christoph Egger <Christoph_Egger@gmx.de>
Date: 11/19/2007 11:38:17
On Monday 19 November 2007 11:22:14 Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 10:39:04AM +0100, Christoph Egger wrote:
> > On Monday 19 November 2007 09:47:05 Petar Bogdanovic wrote:
> > > On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 09:15:47PM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > > > On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 06:21:12PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > bouyer-xenamd64 is now in quite good shape: a amd64 domU kernel
> > > > > runs stable, and a dom0 kernel boots and can start a domU (I've
> > > > > still a bug to track down which cause dom0 to panic under paging
> > > > > activity when there are domUs running , but it shouldn't be too
> > > > > hard to track down). The remaining item I want to do before merging
> > > > > to HEAD is investigate whenever it's possible to use the new
> > > > > config(5) ifdef blocks to merge back\ arch/xenamd64/conf to
> > > > > arch/amd64/conf and get rid of arch/xenamd64 entirely. If it's
> > > > > possible some files would have to move, but nothing much should
> > > > > change in C files.
> > @Manuel:
> > How about moving the files from arch/xenamd64/ to arch/xen/amd64/ and
> > placing files.xen_x86 in arch/xen/x86/, files.xen_xen in arch/xen/xen/,
> > files.xen_i386 in arch/xen/i386 and files.xen_amd64 in arch/xen/amd64/
> > and so on and so forth. This should allow you to share a lot of entries
> > for xen-i386 and xen-amd64.
> It's not that easy, because of the way config(8) works. It wants
> arch/<machine>/conf/... This is what needs to be looked at carefully.
That's right. But you can include files.* from other files.*
So you can reduce the content of arch/xen/conf/files.xen down to:
Analogous the files.xenamd64 looks like this:
This is just out of my head. So I'm not sure, if the path
is correct, but you should get the idea now.
> > Then what about arch/xenamd64/include/hypercalls.h ? It looks to be
> > completely unused to me.
> It's included from xen/include/hypervisor.h.
How much is it functionally different from xen/include/hypercalls.h ?