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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Enable _OSI(Linux) for Xen HVM domains

  • To: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@xxxxxx>, xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 17:18:38 +0000
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 09:19:26 -0800
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AcggmRHAUAxBPoyMEdyzOwAX8io7RQ==
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Enable _OSI(Linux) for Xen HVM domains

On 6/11/07 17:00, "Alex Williamson" <alex.williamson@xxxxxx> wrote:

>   Things are a bit different for Xen HVM domains.  Both the OS and the
> BIOS code are open source, and (IMHO) there's no reason a Linux guest
> shouldn't acknowledge Linux compatibility when running on Xen.  On ia64,
> we're actually using this information to make some optimizations in the
> hypervisor for handling the guest.  The mechanism to enable a positive
> response to _OSI(Linux) is a simple DMI hook with fields generated from
> the SMBIOS table, which both x86 and ia64 Xen provide to HVM domains.
> Please let me know if there are any comments or objections to submitting
> this upstream.  Thanks,

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

 -- Keir

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