[PATCH 16/27] KVM: Move kvm_guest_init out of generic code

Alexander Graf agraf at suse.de
Fri Jul 2 17:44:45 EST 2010

On 02.07.2010, at 09:41, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Jul 2010, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> Currently x86 is the only architecture that uses kvm_guest_init(). With
>> PowerPC we're getting a second user, but the signature is different there
>> and we don't need to export it, as it uses the normal kernel init framework.
> Making the signatures match (i.e. always return `int') wouldn't hurt,
> since kvm_guest_init() apparently can fail on x86, too.

I'm reasonably indifferent here. Fact is that the x86 hook is done completely different from how we do it on ppc. So whatever we do, the signature doesn't belong in generic code.

If you like, feel free to send a follow-up patch making the x86 signature return failures :). I personally don't think it make sense to expose failures for PV speedups - they should never be mandatory and thus failure is no problem for the system, so the caller doesn't need to know.


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