> -----Original Message----- > From: Borislav Petkov [mailto:b...@alien8.de] > Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:30 AM > To: KY Srinivasan > Cc: Paolo Bonzini; Greg KH (gre...@linuxfoundation.org); > de...@linuxdriverproject.org; email@example.com; > virtualizat...@lists.osdl.org > Subject: Re: 0xB16B00B5? Really? (was Re: Move hyperv out of the > drivers/staging/ directory) > > On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 02:11:47AM +0000, KY Srinivasan wrote: > > As I noted earlier, this is just a guest ID that needs to be > > registered with the hypervisor. Thanks for reporting this issue and > > on behalf of Microsoft, I would like to apologize for this offensive > > string. I have submitted a patch to fix this issue. > > Ok, quick question: > > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en- > us/library/windows/hardware/ff542653%28v=vs.85%29.aspx > > says that that guest ID encodes a bunch of version numbers and IDs > pertaining to the guest OS. And in that case, I would've thought > you'd encode kernel versions or whatever like it is done with > LINUX_VERSION_CODE, for example. > > How does this define fit with that scheme or was it chosen completely > arbitrarily?
From what I know, this constant was chosen I think, completely arbitrarily. Currently, the hypervisor does not interpret this, however the host partition can retrieve it. Regards, K. Y