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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 2/2] xen/setup: Remap Xen Identity Mapped RAM

On 08/01/14 08:56, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
On 08/01/2014 11:52 AM, Matt Wilson wrote:
On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 03:52:28PM +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
On 31/07/14 18:43, David Vrabel wrote:
On 20/07/14 01:01, Matt Rushton wrote:
Instead of ballooning up and down dom0 memory this remaps the existing mfns that were replaced by the identity map. The reason for this is that the existing implementation ballooned memory up and and down which caused dom0 to have discontiguous pages. In some cases this resulted in the use of bounce buffers which reduced network I/O performance significantly. This change will honor the existing order of the pages with the exception of some boundary

To do this we need to update both the Linux p2m table and the Xen m2p table. Particular care must be taken when updating the p2m table since it's important to limit table memory consumption and reuse the existing leaf pages which get freed when an entire leaf page is set to the identity map. To implement this, mapping updates are grouped into blocks with table entries getting cached
temporarily and then released.

On my test system before:
Total pages: 2105014
Total contiguous: 1640635

Total pages: 2105014
Total contiguous: 2098904
Applied to devel/for-linus-3.17
Unfortunately, this produces too many WARNINGs on some boxes or
with certain configurations.
Hi David,

Do you have more information about the systems or configurations that
showed a problem?

This appears to be happening on 32-bit dom0.


I just pushed a v3 version of the patch set which should fix the issue. There was casting issue that would affect 32-bit builds.

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