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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] linux: prevent non-Xen modulesfromloading in Xen kernel

>>> Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 18.01.08 17:07 >>>
>I disagree. The xen interface version number is simply to allow downgrading
>of the API exposed by the Xen public headers. And it *is* specifically the
>source API; *not* the ABI. Xen's ABIs are always backward compatible (old
>guest driver; new Xen will always work), and for forward compatibility (new
>guest driver; old Xen) we expect the guest driver to gracefully degrade its

Yeah, it really wasn't meant to cover that (which I know has been stable
enough during a reasonably long time now), but rather to have a little less
coarse separation than with just "Xen ", but

>This is orthogonal to what you are trying to achieve. So, can we just add
>"Xen " to the magic string?

... sure we can.


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