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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH for-4.5 v8 4/7] xen: Add vmware_port support

>>> On 26.01.15 at 21:19, <dslutz@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 01/26/15 11:46, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> As stated before - if feasible, 8 would seem the best option. The
>> second best one would be to support all four I/O insns (assuming
>> VMware supports all of them too) with any legal (even if pointless
>> or redundant) prefix combination, and with the prefixes actually
>> doing something correctly emulated.
> Ok, I will focus on hvm_emulate_one.

Just to avoid any misunderstanding - it's another clone of it that
you'll want to create, with presumably only .insn_fetch, .read_io, and
.write_io implemented (and maybe a few others stubbed out, where
the core emulator assumes they're non-NULL).

>>> So what is the procedure to getting "Intel confirms the necessary hardware
>>> behaviour as being architectural"?
>> There's no procedure. Ask them explicitly (i.e. perhaps outside of
>> this thread, where the question may end up being well hidden from
>> their eyes), and then ping them until they give you a statement one
>> way or another.
> I am assuming that:
> M:      Jun Nakajima <jun.nakajima@xxxxxxxxx>
> M:      Eddie Dong <eddie.dong@xxxxxxxxx>
> M:      Kevin Tian <kevin.tian@xxxxxxxxx>
> Is to correct list of people to ask.

Yes, perhaps with Don Dugger CC-ed.


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