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RE: [Xen-devel] HW Virtualization Abstraction Layer Work Underway

To: "Wahlig, Elsie" <elsie.wahlig@xxxxxxx>, "Keir Fraser" <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] HW Virtualization Abstraction Layer Work Underway
From: "Nakajima, Jun" <jun.nakajima@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:39:37 -0700
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Nakajima, Jun wrote:
> I agree that it's too long, especially when used in the code. I
> prefer a 3 or 4-letter acronyum. I don't think that real programmers
> depend on "grep" when looking at the code. I think using 'vm' is okay
> in the sence that it's the common one used by 'vmx' and 'svm' ;-)
> hw_vm - we want to avoid '_' because we frequently use '_' in the
> code. How about hw_vm -> xvm, i.e. (Xen) Extended Virtual Machine
> Layer? The idea is that we extend Xen to support full virtualization.
> It's a bit confusing with vmx, but I think we are okay with that. I
> tentatively use 'xvm' below to see how it looks like.
Good news is that 'xvm' appears in the sources precisely zero times. 

BTW, I recommend cscope when reviewing the code. In the xen tree, one
can easily enable fast symbol lookup, by:
$ make cscope

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