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From: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
To: KarimAllah Ahmed <karahmed@amazon.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	rkrcmar@redhat.com, David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/12] KVM/X86: Introduce a new guest mapping interface
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:10:50 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <b390f953-6fe3-1119-15eb-e3b31e609305@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1523829198-13236-1-git-send-email-karahmed@amazon.de>

On 15/04/2018 23:53, KarimAllah Ahmed wrote:
> Guest memory can either be directly managed by the kernel (i.e. have a "struct
> page") or they can simply live outside kernel control (i.e. do not have a
> "struct page"). KVM mostly support these two modes, except in a few places
> where the code seems to assume that guest memory must have a "struct page".
> 
> This patchset introduces a new mapping interface to map guest memory into host
> kernel memory which also supports PFN-based memory (i.e. memory without 'struct
> page'). It also converts all offending code to this interface or simply
> read/write directly from guest memory.
> 
> As far as I can see all offending code is now fixed except the APIC-access page
> which I will handle in a seperate patch.

I assume the caching will also be a separate patch.

It looks good except that I'd squash patches 4 and 9 together.  But I'd
like a second set of eyes to look at it.

Thanks,

Paolo

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-04-16 11:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-15 21:53 KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 01/12] X86/nVMX: handle_vmon: Read 4 bytes from guest memory KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 02/12] X86/nVMX: handle_vmptrld: Copy the VMCS12 directly " KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 03/12] X86/nVMX: Update the PML table without mapping and unmapping the page KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-16 11:10   ` Paolo Bonzini
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 04/12] X86/KVM: Handle PFNs outside of kernel reach when touching GPTEs KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 05/12] KVM: Introduce a new guest mapping API KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 06/12] KVM/nVMX: Use kvm_vcpu_map when mapping the L1 MSR bitmap KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 07/12] KVM/nVMX: Use kvm_vcpu_map when mapping the virtual APIC page KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 08/12] KVM/nVMX: Use kvm_vcpu_map when mapping the posted interrupt descriptor table KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 09/12] KVM/X86: Use kvm_vcpu_map in emulator_cmpxchg_emulated KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 10/12] KVM/X86: hyperv: Use kvm_vcpu_map in synic_clear_sint_msg_pending KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 11/12] KVM/X86: hyperv: Use kvm_vcpu_map in synic_deliver_msg KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-15 21:53 ` [PATCH v2 12/12] KVM/nSVM: Use the new mapping API for mapping guest memory KarimAllah Ahmed
2018-04-16 11:10 ` Paolo Bonzini [this message]
2018-04-16 12:09   ` [PATCH v2 00/12] KVM/X86: Introduce a new guest mapping interface Raslan, KarimAllah
2018-04-16 12:27     ` Paolo Bonzini
2018-05-15 16:06       ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2018-05-22 15:43         ` Raslan, KarimAllah
2018-07-10 12:06   ` Raslan, KarimAllah
2018-07-11 10:26     ` Paolo Bonzini

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