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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/3] xen/mce: Add mcelog support for Xen platform (v2)

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 04:15:02PM +0000, Liu, Jinsong wrote:
> The reason is, if we do so, it would be covered by native 
> misc_register(&mce_chrdev_device) later when native kernel init (xen init 
> first and then start native kernel).
> Under such case, if linux running under xen platform, /dev/mcelog point to 
> vcpu, that's pointless since it cannot get any mcelog from physical cpu 
> (which owned by xen).
> Yes, we can use another misc device like /dev/xen-mcelog, w/ another device 
> minor like 226, but that's not good for userspace mcelog tools. As far as I 
> know, Novell mcelog use unified /dev/mcelog interface for linux running under 
> either bare metal or xen platform.

Maybe create a symlink in /dev/mcelog pointing to /dev/xen-mcelog?

That should solve it.

> This patch just do redirection at xen code path, and that would not
> hurt anything to native kernel.

My concern is that if we remove /dev/mcelog one day, xen people will


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