Physical memory start contraints in the Linux kernel (Was: Re: Xen osstest on Calxeda midway progress (Was: Re: [Xen-devel] [xen-unstable test] 21486: tolerable FAIL - PUSHED))
stefano.stabellini at eu.citrix.com
Tue Nov 12 13:47:30 EST 2013
On Tue, 12 Nov 2013, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 November 2013, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Tue, 2013-11-12 at 14:35 +0000, Julien Grall wrote:
> > > On 11/12/2013 01:37 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > > BTW, does Dom0 require an LPAE-enabled kernel or can it be a regular
> > > > non-LPAE ARMv6/v7 multiplatform build?
> > >
> > > It can be both.
> > NB: v7 only, we don't do v6 at all. But yes either LPAE or regular is
> > fine with us.
> Why not combined v6/v7 kernels for non-LPAE? I can't see a technical reason
> preventing you from running a Dom0 or DomU kernel that can also run on
> some ARMv6 platform as long as both platforms and CPUs are enabled in
Unfortunately today we can't support ARMv6.
* ARMv6 does not support cmpxchg on 16-bit words that are used in the
Xen grant table code, so we must ensure that Xen support is only
built on ARMv7-only kernels not combined ARMv6/v7 kernels.
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