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Re: [PATCH] xen/pvcalls: backend can be a module

On Tue, 7 Sep 2021, Jan Beulich wrote:
> It's not clear to me why only the frontend has been tristate. Switch the
> backend to be, too.
> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>

Actually although the frontend is a tristate, it cannot really work as a
module. Specifically see pvcalls_stream_ops in the enabling patch (still
not upstream):


So I had to change tristate to bool for XEN_PVCALLS_FRONTEND in our
internal kernel tree.

That said, the PVCalls backend could very well be a module and
technically I don't see any reasons why not. So:

Acked-by: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx>

> --- a/drivers/xen/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/xen/Kconfig
> @@ -214,7 +214,7 @@ config XEN_PVCALLS_FRONTEND
>         implements them.
> -     bool "XEN PV Calls backend driver"
> +     tristate "XEN PV Calls backend driver"
>       depends on INET && XEN && XEN_BACKEND
>       help
>         Experimental backend for the Xen PV Calls protocol



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