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Re: [Xen-devel] PVH backports to 4.9 and 4.8

George Dunlap:
> Part of our solution to XSA-254 SP3 (aka "Meltdown") is to backport
> the PVH mode from 4.10 to 4.9 and 4.8.  This will first allow people
> able to run PVH kernels to switch their PV guests directly to PVH
> guests; and second, eventually enable the backport of patches which
> will enable transparent changing of PV guests into PVH guests.
> All of the hypervisor support seems to have existed already in 4.8, so
> the only backports involve toolstack patches.
> I've put up two trees for a first-cut backport of the PVH
> functionality, to 4.9 and 4.8 here:
> git://xenbits.xen.org/people/gdunlap/xen.git
> Branches out/pvh-backport/4.8/v1 and out/pvh-backport/4.9/v1
> Below are the patches backported from 4.10 to 4.9 (23 patches total):

So future 4.8 releases will include the backports, right? Asking because
the AFAICS the 4.8.3-pre-shim-comet branch include them but staging-4.8
does not.


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