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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Remove 32-bit Xen PV guest support
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On 15.07.19 14:32, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 01:37:37PM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> The long term plan has been to replace Xen PV guests by PVH. The first
>> victim of that plan are now 32-bit PV guests, as those are used only
>> rather seldom these days. Xen on x86 requires 64-bit support and with
>> Grub2 now supporting PVH officially since version 2.04 there is no
>> need to keep 32-bit PV guest support alive in the Linux kernel.
>> Additionally Meltdown mitigation is not available in the kernel running
>> as 32-bit PV guest, so dropping this mode makes sense from security
>> point of view, too.
>>
>> Juergen Gross (2):
>> x86/xen: remove 32-bit Xen PV guest support
>> x86/paravirt: remove 32-bit support from PARAVIRT_XXL
>
> Hooray!
>

Always a pleasure to cheer the community up by sending Xen patches. :-D


Juergen

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