Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/3] Add mcelog support for xen platform

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Mon Apr 23 2012 - 12:27:04 EST

On 04/23/2012 08:43 AM, Liu, Jinsong wrote:
> and, hypervisor only record error into its mc_info cookie (in its
> own format), it doesn't care what's dom0's version and how dom0 translate it
> -- that's dom0's business. The role of hypervisor is virtual 'platform',
> just like h/w platform don't care what linux version runs over it.

And this is the *OTHER* problem with Xen. A platform is only a platform
if it is documented. There are a number of PV hypervisors which *are*
documented in detail, but Xen is not one of them.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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