linux-next: manual merge of the kvm-ppc tree with the powerpc-merge tree

Scott Wood scottwood at
Fri Oct 12 02:50:03 EST 2012

On 10/11/2012 08:04:58 AM, Alexander Graf wrote:
> On 11.10.2012, at 05:32, Tabi Timur-B04825 wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM, Stephen Rothwell  
> <sfr at> wrote:
> >
> >> Commit 549d62d889b4 ("KVM: PPC: use definitions in epapr header
> >> for hcalls") from the kvm-ppc tree added an include of  
> asm/epapr_hcall.h
> >> to the user visible part of asm/kvm_para.h so asm/epapr_hcall.h  
> became a
> >> user visible header file.
> >
> > Any real user-space code that tries to call any of the functions in
> > epapr_hcall.h will cause an exception.

Actually it'll cause a linker error, as of the "Don't use hardcoded  
opcode for ePAPR hcall invocation" patch.

> > Claiming that kernel header files that KVM needs are suddenly
> > user-space header files doesn't make much sense to me, but I guess
> > it's not my decision.
> This is about kvm_host.h, which is the part that is exported to user  
> space. It usually contains constants and structs that are required  
> for the API.


I'm not sure anything in kvm_para.h or epapr_hcalls.h would be of use  
to userspace, but it would be of use to the guest OS, so it's still not  

The variable externs should be #ifdef __KERNEL__ as David points out.   
The asm stuff could still be useful in a guest OS if the guest provides  


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