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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/2] Xen ACPI memory hotplug

Erlon Cruz wrote:
> [snip]
>> +    tristate "Xen ACPI memory hotplug"
>> +    depends on XEN_DOM0 && XEN_STUB && ACPI
>> +    default n
>> +    help
>> +      This is Xen ACPI memory hotplug.
>> +
>> +      Currently Xen only support ACPI memory hot-add. If you want
>> +      to hot-add memory at runtime (the hot-added memory cannot be
>> +      removed until machine stop), select Y/M here, otherwise select N.
> I'm wondering if the memory removal is not implemented because of the
> same complication QEMU developers are having. To find a way to keep
> track of the references to to memory to be removed (e.g in DMA block
> operations). Did you had this issue?

Sorry for late reply.

Per my understanding, currently to hot-remove memory is more complicated than 
to hot-add memory, not only bz of complication of QEMU, but hard to reclaim 
data structure os/vmm already alloc and occupy. Maybe it would become simpler 
w/ some h/w assist tech next generation.

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