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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v7 1/3] xen/libxc: Allow changing max number of hypervisor cpuid leaves

On Thu, 2014-03-27 at 10:04 -0400, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> On 03/27/2014 09:13 AM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-03-24 at 19:18 -0400, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> >> Add support for changing max number of hypervisor leaves from configuration
> >> file.
> >>
> >> This number can be specified using xl's standard 'cpuid' option. Only 
> >> lowest
> >> 8 bits of leaf's 0x4000xx00 eax register are processed, all others are 
> >> ignored.
> > This sounds like it would need a docs update to go along with it, both
> > to address this specific constraint and perhaps to give an example of
> > the syntax (unless it is already obvious?).
> This could to xl.cfg.5[.txt|.html], something in the cpuid option 
> description. E.g.
>    Note: when specifying CPUID for hypervisor leaves (0x4000xxxx major
>    group) only the lowest 8 bits of leaf's 0x4000xx00 EAX register that 
> signify
>    maximum number of hypervisor leaves are processed, the rest are ignored.
> As for example, this uses the same syntax as all other leaves so I am 
> not sure
> anything more is needed.


> > Speaking of obvious syntaxes, does the list in libxl_cpuid_parse_config
> > want updating so people can use maxhvleaf=2 instead of whatever the more
> > obscure syntax would be?
> Yes, I should add this.



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