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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] hvm-stub for ia64

tgingold@xxxxxxx, le Thu 22 Nov 2007 11:00:24 +0100, a écrit :
> Quoting Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > On 22/11/07 09:31, "tgingold@xxxxxxx" <tgingold@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Presumably the old HVM builder for ia64 becomes dead code though? So really
> > this is the 'new' hvm building path. Do you need to support the old way (on
> > ia64) if this is checked in?
> Yes, I don't plan to remove the old way on ia64.  I have not implemented
> a VGA in the stub firmware and I don't plan to do it soon.

That's the main difference between your approach (reimplement a
firmware) and the approach being developped here at XenSource (embed
qemu in a tiny stubdomain).  Your VMX work in Xen is most probably
something useful, but reimplementing the hardware emulation support of
qemu looks to me like duplicate work.  I haven't ported my stubdomain to
ia64 yet, but that shouldn't be very hard now that it works for x86.


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