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Re: [Xen-devel] [POWERPC/IA64] Updates required due to loader changes

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [POWERPC/IA64] Updates required due to loader changes
From: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:36:09 +0100
Cc: Jimi Xenidis <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Hollis Blanchard <hollisb@xxxxxxxxxx>, Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@xxxxxx>
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On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 15:00 +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I have made a change to xen-unstable which introduce the use of ELF
> notes for passing Xen specific information from the kernel to the domain
> builder, this is a replacement for the __xen_guest section string which
> stood no chance of being accepted by Linux upstream. I think it's a much
> nicer interface in its own right as well.
> The domU builder retains support for the __xen_guest stuff for backward
> compatibility however the dom0 builder now only supports the ELF notes.

Change of plan ;-)

Since this is one of the few things which would prevent you using a
3.0.2 dom0 on a 3.0.3 hypervisor I'm going to add the backwards compat
stuff to the dom0 builder.

Changes will probably needed to ia64 and powerpc but I'll get back to
you on that...


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