[SeaBIOS] [PATCH] vcpu hotplug: Setup vcpu add/remove infrastructure

Gleb Natapov gleb at redhat.com
Fri Jan 29 16:52:05 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:34:24PM +0800, Liu, Jinsong wrote:
> Gleb Natapov wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:54:48PM +0800, Liu, Jinsong wrote:
> >> Connor and Gleb,
> >> 
> >> I updated my patch according to our discussion:
> >> 1. simplify scan loop according to 'maxvcpus';
> >> 2. remove unecessary global variables;
> >> 3. change hardcode address to bios use only area '0x514';
> >> 4. remove simple \_PR scope from ssdt;
> >> 
> > I still don't see that ACPI NVS issue is addressed.
> Gleb,
> I'm not quite sure Win7 BSOD issue you mentioned last email, anyway I update my patch, define ACPI NVS per my understanding.
You need checked build of Windows 7. This is not regular Win7 this is
debug version that you can download from MSDN. Here is the bug report
about the crash:

Anyway according to ACPI spec ACPI DATA area can be reused by an OS after
reading ACPI tables so it is wrong to access this memory after an OS boot.

> After test, Win7 guest works fine based on it.
> If anything misunderstanding, you can update my patch per your experience.
> Attached are the patches,
> vcpu_hotplug_1.pach is same as my last email sent yesterday;
> vcpu_hotplug_2.patch is to define ACPI NVS;
> Thanks,
> Jinsong


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