Re: [QUERY] lguest64

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Thu Aug 01 2013 - 22:05:18 EST

Mike Rapoport <mike.rapoport@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 3:17 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 07/31/2013 02:39 AM, Mike Rapoport wrote:
>>> The use case I had in mind is to use lguest as a nested hypervisor in
>>> public clouds. As of today, major public clouds do not support nested
>>> virtualization and it's not clear at all if they will expose this
>>> ability in their deployments. Addition of 64-bit support for lguest
>>> won't require changes to pvops and, as far as I can tell, won't change
>>> the number of pvops users...
>> "We can add a pvops user and that won't change the number of pvops
>> users" What?!
> We modify existing pvops user, IMHO. lguest is existing pvops user and
> my idea was to extend it, rather than add lguest64 alongside lguest32.

Well, lguest is particularly expendable. It's the red shirt of the
virtualization away team.

Unlike HPA, I would advocate for applying the patches if you produced
them. But I'd be aware that they're likely to be ripped out as soon as
pvops has no other users.

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