Re: [PATCH 01/11] Add shared memory hypercall to PV Linux guest.

From: Avi Kivity
Date: Tue Nov 03 2009 - 00:15:22 EST

On 11/02/2009 06:18 PM, Gleb Natapov wrote:
versions = bad, feature bits = good

I have both! Do you want me to drop version?

Yes. Once a kernel is released you can't realistically change the version.

Some documentation for this?

Also, the name should reflect the pv pagefault use. For other uses
we can register other areas.

I wanted it to be generic, but I am fine with making it apf specific.
It will allow to make it smaller too.

Maybe we can squeeze it into the page-fault error code?

would solve this. I prefer using put_user() though than a permanent

I want to prevent it from been swapped out.

Since you don't prevent the page fault handler or code from being swapped out, you don't get anything out of it.

Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to panic.

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