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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 2/3] util/grub.d/20_linux_xen.in: Add arm64 support

On Tue, 2015-07-14 at 06:53 +0300, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
> > +if [ "x$machine" != xaarch64 ]; then
> > +   multiboot_cmd="multiboot"
> > +   module_cmd="module"
> > +else
> > +   multiboot_cmd="xen_hypervisor"
> > +   module_cmd="xen_module"
> > +fi
> > +
> Strictly speaking, this is boot-time decision. As mentioned by
> Vladimir, better would be to provide alias xen_hypervisor and
> xen_module in multiboot for platforms supporting Xen (is MIPS really
> supported?) and use it consistently.

I had been thinking of this the other way around, e.g. on platforms
which support Xen but not multiboot1 "multiboot" would be added as an
alias for xen_hypervisor.

However so long as grub-mkconfig (via 20_linux_xen) work for everyone
and that peoples existing hand-crafted x86/multiboot/Xen grub.cfg's
continue to work then I think having the alias go either way would be

BTW I had been going to suggest a function at the grub.cfg level which
dispatched to the correct command, but I suppose an actual alias is


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