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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] add privileged/unprivileged kernel feature indic

To: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] add privileged/unprivileged kernel feature indication
From: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 18:37:43 +0100
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Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] add privileged/unprivileged 
kernel feature indication"):
> While I agree that this is a useful change I think you should also try
> and ensure that your bootloader configuration tool tries not to add
> invalid combinations to the configuration. For example grub2's
> "update-grub" command checks for CONFIG_XEN_PRIVILEGED_GUEST=y before
> creating a dom0 style entry. IIRC grub1 did the same (although that may
> have been Debian specific).

Quite so.

(On this subject, Debian bug #633127 may be relevant to people using
squeeze or other grub2-based systems with "traditional xen" kernels.)


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