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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] nested vmx: Fix the booting of L2 PAE guest

>>> On 27.06.13 at 12:57, George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 27/06/13 09:40, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 27.06.13 at 03:14, "Xu, Dongxiao" <dongxiao.xu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi stakeholders,
>>> I saw the patch is not merged yet. Do you have any other comment about this
>>> patch? I think it is a critical fix for 4.3 release in nested virtualization
>>> side.
>> Irrespective of Keir's ack I was hoping for an ack from one of the
>> VMX maintainers. Even more so as they are, just like you, working
>> for Intel I think it would be appropriate for you to get in touch
>> with them to fulfill their maintainer task here. In fact you should
>> have Cc-ed them with your initial patch submission.
>> Independently of that, you should have also Cc-ed George if you
>> want this to go in for 4.3. In the absence of this, I had simply put
>> this on my post-4.3 queue...
> Well normally I think I would have said "no" to this change.  You guys 
> haven't done a very good job of engaging with the release process we've 
> been trying to develop -- you didn't report this bug to me so that I 
> could track it and make informed decisions regarding the release.

So you probably meant this to be sent To: ...@xxxxxxxxx, and
Cc: <me>?

> However, I still consider nested VMX as "experimental" -- the fact that 
> in the current tree, Win7 won't boot on Xen-on-Xen kind of confirms that 
> status to me. :-)  Since it is experimental, like the ARM port, it has a 
> slightly different release criteria: basically, as long as you don't 
> touch code in the non-experimental path, you can take your own risks 
> regarding breaking functionality.
> Given that this patch only touches code inside vvmx.c, I'm assuming that 
> this code *cannot* be touched by anyone who is *not* running in nested 
> virt mode.
> If that's correct, I'm inclined to say we can accept it.  But I'd be 
> interested in hearing other people's opinions.

I agree with that. And I may apply the patch perhaps tomorrow
even if we don't hear anything from the VMX maintainers.


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