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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 26/41] arm : acpi add xen environment table

On 21/05/15 11:46, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 21.05.15 at 12:34, <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 21/05/15 07:22, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>> The linked to document (on our wiki) is versioned 0.<something>,
>>> which doesn't look like a final stable version. The same applies to
>>> the other (STAO?) one.
>> That's a mistake in the version number. Those tables has been reviewed
>> by Citrix and Linaro people and we agreed about the final tables.
> And Citriy+Linaro are the standardizing body here? With no-one
> else involved?

The content of this table is handled by Xen Project and can be modified
at our convenience during the review process.

From the ACPI perspective, only the signature has been reserved in order
to avoid someone else using it.

>>>> For the device tree, we
>>>> include a new node. For ACPI, this table allow us to know the we are
>>>> running on Xen.
>>> Which seems superseded by 6.0's hypervisor vendor identification
>>> in FADT. And the OEM IDs in various table headers could have
>>> served such identification purposes too, as could have "OEMx"
>>> tables.
>> ACPI 6.0 has been released few months after Parth and Naresh began to
>> implement ACPI for Xen. We could take advantage of this new field.
> If at all possible - yes please, in favor of any custom tables.

It would still be necessary to expose the event channel, grant table


Julien Grall

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