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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/3] x86: nuke PV superpage support

On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 04:01:55PM +0100, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 24/07/17 15:44, Wei Liu wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 03:25:22PM +0100, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> >> On 24/07/17 15:02, Wei Liu wrote:
> >>> Wei Liu (3):
> >>>   x86: nuke PV superpage option and code
> >>>   tools: nuke superpage parameters in code
> >>>   docs: delete PV superpage option
> >> If you are doing this, can you modify
> >> xc_sr_save_x86_pv.c:normalise_pagetable() to fail immediately if a
> >> superpage is found.  Currently, this condition is deferred until the
> >> live phase is complete.
> >>
> > Why was it done like that in the first place?
> Because if a PV guest shatters all of its superpages during the live
> phase, it can be successfully moved.
> This work was mixed up in the question of the time as to whether PV
> migraiton worked with superpages at all, seeing as the legacy code took
> a (non-working) stab at attempting the migration.

OK. This makes sense. I will submit a separate patch for the thing you
asked for, since it is more like an improvement to the code.

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