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Added by David Gibson about 10 years ago

Implement hcall based RTAS for pSeries machines

On pSeries machines, operating systems can instantiate "RTAS" (Run-Time
Abstraction Services), a runtime component of the firmware which implements
a number of low-level, infrequently used operations. On logical partitions
under a hypervisor, many of the RTAS functions require hypervisor
privilege. For simplicity, therefore, hypervisor systems typically
implement the in-partition RTAS as just a tiny wrapper around a hypercall
which actually implements the various RTAS functions.

This patch implements such a hypercall based RTAS for our emulated pSeries
machine. A tiny in-partition "firmware" calls a new hypercall, which
looks up available RTAS services in a table.

Signed-off-by: David Gibson <>
Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <>


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