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Date:	Fri, 14 Sep 2007 21:53:42 -0700
From:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>
To:	"Nakajima, Jun" <jun.nakajima@...el.com>
CC:	Anthony Liguori <anthony@...emonkey.ws>,
	kvm-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Avi Kivity <avi@...ranet.com>
Subject: Re: [kvm-devel] [PATCH] Refactor hypercall infrastructure

Nakajima, Jun wrote:
> The hypervisor detection machanism is generic, and the signature
> returned is implentation specific. Having a list of all hypervisor
> signatures sounds fine to me as we are detecting vendor-specific
> processor(s) in the native. And I don't expect the list is large. 
>
>   

I'm confused about what you're proposing.  I was thinking that a kernel
looking for the generic hypervisor interface would check for a specific
signature at some cpuid leaf, and then go about using it from there.  If
not, how does is it supposed to detect the generic hypervisor interface?

    J
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