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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v4] tools/libxl: Improve videoram setting

tools/libxl: Improve videoram setting

- If videoram setting is less than 8 mb shows error and exit.
- Added videoram setting for qemu upstream with cirrus (added in qemu 1.3).
- Updated xl.cfg man.

Signed-off-by: Fabio Fantoni <fabio.fantoni@xxxxxxxxxx>
 docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5      |   14 +++++---------
 tools/libxl/libxl_create.c |    4 ++++
 tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c     |    6 ++++++
 3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5 b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5
index caba162..9c5cdcd 100644
--- a/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5
+++ b/docs/man/xl.cfg.pod.5
@@ -974,19 +974,15 @@ in the B<VFB_SPEC_STRING> for configuring virtual frame buffer devices

 Sets the amount of RAM which the emulated video card will contain,
 which in turn limits the resolutions and bit depths which will be
-available. This option is only available when using the B<stdvga>
-option (see below).
 The default amount of video ram for stdvga is 8MB which is sufficient
-for e.g. 1600x1200 at 32bpp.
+for e.g. 1600x1200 at 32bpp and videoram option is currently working
+only when using the qemu-xen-traditional device-model.

 When using the emulated Cirrus graphics card (B<stdvga=0>)
 the amount of video ram is fixed at 4MB which is sufficient
-for 1024x768 at 32 bpp.
-videoram option is currently only available when using the
-qemu-xen-traditional device-model. Upstream qemu-xen device-model
-currently does not support changing the amount of video memory for the
-emulated graphics device.
+for 1024x768 at 32 bpp and videoram option is currently working
+only when using the upstream qemu-xen device-model.

 =item B<stdvga=BOOLEAN>

diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c b/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c
index c6daec9..802209e 100644
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c
@@ -199,6 +199,10 @@ int libxl__domain_build_info_setdefault(libxl__gc *gc,
             b_info->shadow_memkb = 0;
         if (b_info->video_memkb == LIBXL_MEMKB_DEFAULT)
             b_info->video_memkb = 8 * 1024;
+        else if (b_info->video_memkb < 8192){
+ LIBXL__LOG(CTX, LIBXL__LOG_ERROR,"videoram must be at least 8 mb");
+            return ERROR_INVAL;
+        }
         if (b_info->u.hvm.timer_mode == LIBXL_TIMER_MODE_DEFAULT)
             b_info->u.hvm.timer_mode =
diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
index c036dc1..d719130 100644
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
@@ -430,6 +430,12 @@ static char ** libxl__build_device_model_args_new(libxl__gc *gc,
             flexarray_vappend(dm_args, "-vga", "cirrus", NULL);
+            if (b_info->video_memkb) {
+                flexarray_vappend(dm_args, "-global",
+                libxl__sprintf(gc, "vga.vram_size_mb=%d",
+                libxl__sizekb_to_mb(b_info->video_memkb)),
+                NULL);
+            }


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