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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Add xentrace/xen_crash.

On Tue, 2013-10-15 at 11:25 -0400, Don Slutz wrote:
> > Is this some protocol defined by crash? Can you include a reference to
> > their specification somewhere please. Is it intended for consumption
> > externally to the crash tools -- i.e. is it a stable protocol? (it
> > smells a bit ad-hoc is why I'm asking).
> So far I have not found a specification. Will keep looking.  I had 
> assumed it was, will work with the crash tools person to see.


> > If it's not intended to be consumed like this perhaps the tool would be
> > better off living in the crash source base?
> Maybe.  Since this has code that needs the XEN headers and crash is 
> currently one program with extension modules, it does not fit as well there.

I had it in my mind that crash already had some level of Xen support and
therefore already dependended on the headers. I don't know why I think
that so it may be a fantasy.

Don't these extension modules have all sorts of random dependencies? In
which case adding the Xen ones doesn't seem too horrible, assuming they
are smart enough to only enable the ones whose dependencies are


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