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Re: [Xen-devel] Genapic

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 11:45:20AM -0400, Puthiyaparambil, Aravindh wrote:
> Genapic is done differently for i386 and x86_64 in the LK. In i386 it is
> machine specific and in x86_64 it is APIC model specific. Do you want
> Xen to mimic that? Further more both i386 and x86_64 have separate

The x86-64 model is better.

> apic.c, io_apic.c (just to name a couple) files. Xen shares them between
> the two. Will that cause any problems? 
> I am wondering if it is possible to have a unified genapic for Xen. Or
> is it way too complicated?

I hope the plan is to still integrate xen support into arch/i386
and arch/x86_64. Then the problem won't occur.


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