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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/11] [v2] misc changes for kexec in pv-on-hvm guests

On Thu, Jul 28, Keir Fraser wrote:

> On 28/07/2011 14:23, "Olaf Hering" <olaf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > A fixed kexec-tools-2.0.2 package is required:
> > http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/kexec/2011-May/005026.html
> > However, as I just found out, xenfs unconditionally adds
> > /proc/xen/capabilities
> > even for hvm guest.
> > 
> > So: how is a hvm guest supposed to be detected in 3.0?
> Rip the moving parts from tools/misc/xen-detect.c. It does rely on hooking
> SIGILL if you want to safely probe for being a PV guest (uses a
> paravirtualised CPUID instruction that is normally an illegal instruction).

Thanks, I will work on a better kexec-tools patch to distinguish dom0
from a PVonHVM guest.


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