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Re: [Xen-devel] Design doc of adding ACPI support for arm64 on Xen - version 2

On Fri, 2015-08-07 at 10:11 +0800, Shannon Zhao wrote:
> This document is going to explain the design details of Xen booting with
> ACPI on ARM. Maybe parts of it may not be appropriate. Any comments are
> welcome.

Some small subsets of this seem like they might overlap with what will be
required for PVH on x86 (a new x86 guest mode not dissimilar to the sole
ARM guest mode). If so then it would be preferable IMHO if PVH x86 could
use the same interfaces.

I've trimmed the quotes to just those bits and CCd some of the PVH people
(Boris and Roger[0]) in case they have any thoughts.

Actually, having done the trimming there is only one such bit:

> 4. Map MMIO regions
> -------------------
> Register a bus_notifier for platform and amba bus in Linux. Add a new
> XENMAPSPACE "XENMAPSPACE_dev_mmio". Within the register, check if the
> device is newly added, then call hypercall XENMEM_add_to_physmap to map
> the mmio regions.


[0] Roger is away for a week or so, but I'm expect feedback to be of the
"we could use one extra field" type rather than "this needs to be done some
totally different way for x86/PVH" (in which case we wouldn't want to share
the interface anyway I suppose) so need to block on awaiting that feedback.

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