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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4] xen PVonHVM: move shared_info to reserved memory area

>>> On 30.10.12 at 16:47, Olaf Hering <olaf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is a respin of 00e37bdb0113a98408de42db85be002f21dbffd3
> ("xen PVonHVM: move shared_info to MMIO before kexec").
> Currently kexec in a PVonHVM guest fails with a triple fault because the
> new kernel overwrites the shared info page. The exact failure depends on
> the size of the kernel image. This patch moves the pfn from RAM into an
> E820 reserved memory area.

One thing that occurred to me only now: How is this relocation
of the shared info going to help with the vCPU info placement?
You can't undo this, nor can you re-register these areas to be
put in a different location (of course, both of there could be
implemented in the hypervisor). Yet the hypervisor writes to
some of these areas' fields as much as it does write to the
shared info structure itself.


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