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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0 of 2] x86/mm: Unsharing ENOMEM handling

At 11:29 -0400 on 12 Mar (1331551776), Andres Lagar-Cavilla wrote:
> These two patches were originally posted on Feb 15th as part of a larger
> series.
> They were left to simmer as a discussion on wait queues took precedence.
> Regardless of the ultimate fate of wait queues, these two patches are 
> necessary
> as they solve some bugs on the memory sharing side. When unsharing fails,
> domains would spin forever, hosts would crash, etc.
> The patches also clarify the semantics of unsharing, and comment how it's
> handled.
> Two comments against the Feb 15th series taken care of here: 
>  - We assert that the unsharing code can only return success or ENOMEN.
>  - Acked-by Tim Deegan added to patch #1

Applied, thanks.

I'm a bit uneasy about the way this increases the amount of boilerplate
and p2m-related knowledge that's needed at call sites, but it fixes real
problems and I can't see an easy way to avoid it.


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