This comes from the fact that we are running xen from an underlying host platform. for example, if you boot linux without xen but on SLOF your machine name is "Maple".
see:
arch/powerpc/platforms/xen/setup.c define_machine 246 define_machine(xen)



I'd be interested in changing this to "Xen" for DomUs, but Dom0 should reflect the underlying machine type that linux would use without Xen.
-JX


On Feb 27, 2007, at 2:48 PM, Jerone Young wrote:

In /proc/cpuinfo of a domain0 you see the following:

 processor       : 0
 cpu             : PPC970MP, altivec supported
 clock           : 2300.000000MHz
 revision        : 1.1 (pvr 0044 0101)
 processor       : 1
 cpu             : PPC970MP, altivec supported
 clock           : 2300.000000MHz
 revision        : 1.1 (pvr 0044 0101)
 processor       : 2
 cpu             : PPC970MP, altivec supported
 clock           : 2300.000000MHz
 revision        : 1.1 (pvr 0044 0101)
 processor       : 3
 cpu             : PPC970MP, altivec supported
 clock           : 2300.000000MHz
 revision        : 1.1 (pvr 0044 0101)
 timebase        : 14318378
 platform        : Xen-Maple

The "platform" line "Xen-Maple" is currently used by some tools in
distros to identify the platform of the machine. The question I pose is
should this be changed from "Xen-Maple" since running on Xen does not
mean you are running on Maple.

Something like "Xen" would probably be better. What do you guys think ?


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