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[Xen-devel] Re: [ PATCH 2.6.16-rc3-xen 3/3] sysfs: export Xen hypervisor attributes to sysfs

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 07:37 -0500, Mike D. Day wrote:
> Heiko Carstens wrote:
> >> You can also set the standard that any other hypervisor has to
> >> follow! :)
> > 
> > I doubt that there is much that different hypervisors can share.
> > Why should all this be visible for user space anyway? What's the purpose?
> In Xen at least, hypervisor management and control programs run in user 
> space in a "privileged" domain (or virtual machine). Systems management 
> agents in user space on the privileged domain need to know this 
> information, and sysfs is a good place to expose it.

surely those tools already talk to the hypervisor.. so they might as
well ask for this information themselves... no need to bloat the kernel
for this

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