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

To: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [POWERPC/IA64] Updates required due to loader changes
From: Tristan Gingold <Tristan.Gingold@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 16:49:57 +0200
Cc: Jimi Xenidis <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@xxxxxx>, Hollis Blanchard <hollisb@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Le Mercredi 23 Août 2006 16:36, Ian Campbell a écrit :
> 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...

on ia64 we never used __xen_guest.  The code you proposed to change is inside
#ifdef VALIDATE_VT which is never enabled.


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