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[Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]

To: "Xu, Anthony" <anthony.xu@xxxxxxxxx>, "Yang, Fred" <fred.yang@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
From: "Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins)" <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 06:22:55 -0700
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Thread-topic: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
On a related note:  Is there any reason that we shouldn't
just package the modified elilo.efi binary in
xen/arch/ia64/tools/elilo/xenelilo.efi?  It would be
nasty to force every user to rebuild the modified
elilo.efi with all those patches.

Call it xenelilo.efi to ensure that users don't
get confused; the Xen/ia64 docs should specify that users
install and use xenelilo.efi, with a footnote that says
that the new functionality in xenelilo.efi will eventually
be absorbed into a future elilo.efo and that the old/current
elilo.efi can be used only if no initrd is neded.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xu, Anthony [mailto:anthony.xu@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 10:19 PM
> To: Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins); Yang, Fred
> Cc: xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
> >> Elilo is a gerernal OS loader,it doesn't and doesn't need to
> >> know presence of domain0,
> >> For elilo, xen.gz is a OS kernel, initrd= it's Os's initial
> >> ramdisk, module= is Os's parameter, we should keep all this
> >> meaning, we shouldn't make elilo special just for xen.
> >
> >Yes, module= is OS's parameter, but domain0 is not
> >really a parameter.
> From the view of Elilo, xen is an OS, domain0 is a parameter to xen.
> As far as how to handle this parameter, it's up to xen.

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