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Re: Paravirtualization on VMware's Platform [VMI].

From:  Avi Kivity <>
To:  Arjan van de Ven <>
Subject:  Re: Paravirtualization on VMware's Platform [VMI].
Date:  Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:00:21 +0300
Cc:  Ingo Molnar <>, Alok Kataria <>, Thomas Gleixner <>, "H. Peter Anvin" <>, the arch/x86 maintainers <>, LKML <>, Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>, Chris Wright <>, Rusty Russell <>, "" <>, Greg KH <>, Linus Torvalds <>, Andrew Morton <>
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On 09/20/2009 10:52 AM, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 09:42:47 +0200
> Ingo Molnar<>  wrote:
>> If we were able to rip out all (or most) of paravirt from arch/x86 it
>> would be tempting for other technical reasons - but the patch above
>> is well localized.
> interesting question is if this would allow us to remove a few of the
> paravirt hooks....

kvm will be removing the pvmmu support soon; and Xen is talking about
running paravirtualized guests in a vmx/svm container where they don't need
most of the hooks.

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

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