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Submission + - Microsoft's Controvercial Magic Constant For HyperV ->

sfcrazy writes: Who said Microsoft developers don't have a sense of humor. Even if that humor is sexist. Our own Matthew Garrett, UEFI secure boot fame, has posted a blog about the magic constant Microsoft used in its HyperV code.

Matthew writes: Paolo Bonzini noticed something a little awkward in the Linux kernel support code for Microsoft's HyperV virtualisation environment — specifically, that the magic constant passed through to the hypervisor was "0xB16B00B5", or, in English, "BIG B**BS". It turns out that this isn't an exception — when the code was originally submitted it also contained "0x0B00B135". That one got removed when the Xen support code was ripped out.

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