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From: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@suse.de>
To: Dan Hecht <dhecht@vmware.com>
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>, Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de>,
	xen-devel@lists.xensource.com, Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>,
	virtualization@lists.osdl.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 05/21] Xen-paravirt: paravirt_ops: allocate a fixmap slot
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:43:49 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45D2CBC5.90809@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45D27534.1070608@vmware.com>

Dan Hecht wrote:
> Right.  But that is only because Xen decides to allocate the page from 
> the (machine) physical space, rather than from the pseudo-physical 
> space.  My question is: why doesn't Xen allocate shared_info from the 
> pseudo-physical space?

Historical reasons ...

> If it had, then this page wouldn't need to be 
> treated specially.  I'm not sure, but I seem to remember on 64-bit 
> Xen/XenLinux allocated shared_info from pseudo-physical space already...

Yep, the ia64 port which came later handles some things differently,
specifically some "magic" pages are allocated more clever ;)

Changing that for x86 would break existing guests though.

cheers,
  Gerd

-- 
Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@suse.de>

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-14  8:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20070213221729.772002682@goop.org>
     [not found] ` <20070213221829.929261125@goop.org>
2007-02-13 22:39   ` [patch 06/21] Xen-paravirt: remove ctor for pgd cache Zachary Amsden
     [not found] ` <20070213221830.466651996@goop.org>
2007-02-13 22:45   ` [patch 13/21] Xen-paravirt: Add nosegneg capability to the vsyscall page notes Zachary Amsden
2007-02-13 22:49     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-13 22:54       ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-13 23:13         ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14  5:38     ` [Xen-devel] " Rusty Russell
     [not found] ` <20070213221830.542511707@goop.org>
2007-02-13 22:53   ` [patch 14/21] Xen-paravirt: Add XEN config options and disable unsupported config options Dan Hecht
2007-02-13 23:29     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-13 23:58       ` [Xen-devel] " Zachary Amsden
2007-02-13 23:58       ` Dan Hecht
     [not found] ` <20070213221830.238235953@goop.org>
2007-02-14  1:06   ` [patch 10/21] Xen-paravirt: Name: dont export paravirt_ops structure, do individual functions Zachary Amsden
2007-02-14  1:16     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14  1:18       ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-14  1:37         ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14  1:43           ` Zachary Amsden
2007-02-14  1:44             ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14  5:51     ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-14 19:36     ` Christoph Hellwig
     [not found] ` <20070213221829.845132535@goop.org>
2007-02-14  1:23   ` [patch 05/21] Xen-paravirt: paravirt_ops: allocate a fixmap slot Dan Hecht
2007-02-14  1:36     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14  2:34       ` Dan Hecht
2007-02-14  8:43         ` Gerd Hoffmann [this message]
2007-02-14  8:37       ` [Xen-devel] " Jan Beulich
2007-02-14  9:15         ` Andi Kleen
     [not found] ` <20070213221829.513618819@goop.org>
2007-02-14  9:24   ` [patch 02/21] Xen-paravirt: Handle a zero-sized VT console Gerd Hoffmann
     [not found] ` <20070213221830.707197267@goop.org>
2007-02-13 23:54   ` [patch 16/21] Xen-paravirt: Add code into head.S to handle being booted by Xen Andi Kleen
2007-02-14  0:39     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14  8:56       ` [Xen-devel] " Jan Beulich
2007-02-14 18:53     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14 20:10       ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-14 20:41         ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-14 21:06           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-15  0:13             ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-15  1:39               ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-15  1:52                 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-15  2:18                   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-15  2:23                     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-15  2:41                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-14 20:33   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-14 20:42     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
     [not found] ` <20070213221831.150207238@goop.org>
2007-02-14 20:40   ` [patch 21/21] Xen-paravirt: Add the Xen virtual network device driver Eric W. Biederman
     [not found] ` <20070213221830.619562494@goop.org>
2007-02-14 20:45   ` [patch 15/21] Xen-paravirt: Add Xen interface header files Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-15  0:10     ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2007-02-15 17:32       ` Christoph Hellwig

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