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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: change the sizes of fields in the HVM start info layout to be 64bits

>>> On 08.04.16 at 18:01, <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Andrew Cooper writes ("Re: [PATCH] xen: change the sizes of fields in the HVM 
> start info layout to be 64bits"):
>> On 08/04/16 16:47, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
>> > At the moment the only consumer of this structure is x86, but other arches
>> > might also use it, so make all the fields 64bits. On x86 Xen will still try
>> > to place everything below the 4GiB boundary, but that might not be feasible
>> > in other arches.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Requested-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
>> Acked-by: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> I hope never to need to use this for x86, but leaving some wiggleroom is
>> probably best.  If the very worst happens, the guest can just enable PAE
>> paging to get access to the data.
> Thanks.
> Queued.

And already applied as I see. I think rushing things in like this is
not a solution, no matter that we want to freeze the tree today.
Changes like this should be free to go in as de-facto bug fixes
after the freeze date.


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