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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] xen/arm: fix "xen_add_mach_to_phys_entry: cannot add" problem

On 01/08/14 15:55, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> Hi all,
> Xen support in Linux for ARM and ARM64 suffers from lack of support for
> multiple mfn to pfn mappings: whenever a frontend grants the same page
> multiple times to the backend, the mfn to pfn accounting in
> arch/arm/xen/p2m.c fails. The issue has become critical since v3.15,
> when xen-netfront/xen-netback switched from grant copies to grant
> mappings, therefore causing the issue to happen much more often.
> Fixing the mfn to pfn accounting in p2m.c is difficult and expensive,
> therefore we are looking for alternative solutions. One idea is avoiding
> mfn to pfn conversions altogether. The only code path that needs them is
> swiotlb-xen:unmap_page (and single_for_cpu and single_for_device).
> To avoid mfn to pfn conversions we rely on a second p2m mapping done by
> Xen (a separate patch series will be sent for Xen). In Linux we use it
> to perform the cache maintenance operations without mfns conversions.
> The Xen side patch series that introduces XENFEAT_grant_map_identity is:
> http://marc.info/?l=xen-devel&m=140690433923855

If the Xen side is in master, you can apply this series to


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