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From: Michael Kelley <mikelley@microsoft.com>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>,
	gregkh <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>, Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>,
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	Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>,
	vkuznets <vkuznets@redhat.com>, Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>,
	"marcelo.cerri@canonical.com" <marcelo.cerri@canonical.com>,
	KY Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com>,
	Sunil Muthuswamy <sunilmut@microsoft.com>,
	Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v6 04/10] arm64: hyperv: Add memory alloc/free functions for Hyper-V size pages
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:22:16 +0000
Message-ID: <MW2PR2101MB10521A71057BDEEDF2BB4F23D7F50@MW2PR2101MB1052.namprd21.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAK8P3a1MfYDTiQ9j0o3tnd=ymZukPoSmuExLhEMRR+GRwVD7xA@mail.gmail.com>

From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 9:28 AM
> 
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 10:43 PM Michael Kelley <mikelley@microsoft.com> wrote:
> > From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:58 AM
> > > On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 1:15 AM Michael Kelley <mikelley@microsoft.com> wrote:
> > > My point was to keep the functions but use alloc_pages() internally,
> > > so you can deal with the hypervisor having a larger page size than
> > > the guest, which seems to be a more important scenario if I correctly
> > > understand the differences between the way Windows and Linux
> > > deal with page cache.
> >
> > OK, I see now what you are getting at.  I should spell out my
> > assumption, which is the opposite.  Hyper-V won't have a page
> > size other than 4K anytime in the foreseeable future.  The
> > code is too wedded to the x86 4K page size, and the host-guest
> > interfaces have a lot of implicit assumptions that the page size is
> > 4K (unfortunately).  But the last time I looked, RHEL for ARM64 is
> > delivered with a 64K page size.  So my assumption is that the only
> > combination that really matters is the guest page size being larger
> > than the Hyper-V page size.  The other way around just won't
> > happen without a major overhaul to Hyper-V, including a rework
> > of the guest-host interface.
> 
> Ok, got it. We should really ask Red Hat to change the page size,
> but as long as you care existing systems, and you expect this to
> result in gigabytes of allocation on future systems, having the
> wrapper seems reasonable.
> 
> Maybe you could fall back to alloc_page when PAGE_SIZE equals
> HV_HYP_PAGE_SIZE though? I'm not sure what the tradeoff
> between kmalloc and alloc_page is these days, other than the
> feeling that alloc_page is the more obvious choice when you know
> you always want exactly a page here.
> 

Yes, that works for me.

Michael



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Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-14 15:35 [PATCH v6 00/10] Subject: Enable Linux guests on Hyper-V on ARM64 Michael Kelley
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 01/10] arm64: hyperv: Add core Hyper-V include files Michael Kelley
2020-03-15 17:31   ` Marc Zyngier
2020-03-18  0:10     ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-16  8:47   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-18  0:12     ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-18 10:10       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-19 21:31         ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-20 16:38           ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 02/10] arm/arm64: smccc-1.1: Add vendor specific owner definition Michael Kelley
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 03/10] arm64: hyperv: Add hypercall and register access functions Michael Kelley
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 04/10] arm64: hyperv: Add memory alloc/free functions for Hyper-V size pages Michael Kelley
2020-03-16  8:22   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-16  8:30     ` gregkh
2020-03-16  8:30     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-03-16  8:32       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-18  0:15         ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-18  9:57           ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-19 21:43             ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-20 16:28               ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-20 17:22                 ` Michael Kelley [this message]
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 05/10] arm64: hyperv: Add interrupt handlers for VMbus and stimer Michael Kelley
2020-03-16  8:25   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-18  0:16     ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-18  9:52       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 06/10] arm64: hyperv: Add kexec and panic handlers Michael Kelley
2020-03-15 18:15   ` Marc Zyngier
2020-03-18  0:17     ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 07/10] arm64: hyperv: Initialize hypervisor on boot Michael Kelley
2020-03-16  8:29   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-18  0:17     ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-18  9:44       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 08/10] Drivers: hv: vmbus: Add hooks for per-CPU IRQ Michael Kelley
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 09/10] arm64: efi: Export screen_info Michael Kelley
2020-03-16  8:20   ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-18  0:18     ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-18  9:26       ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-03-19 21:46         ` Michael Kelley
2020-03-14 15:35 ` [PATCH v6 10/10] Drivers: hv: Enable Hyper-V code to be built on ARM64 Michael Kelley
     [not found] ` <20200318031130.5476-1-hdanton@sina.com>
2020-03-19 21:04   ` [PATCH v6 03/10] arm64: hyperv: Add hypercall and register access functions Michael Kelley

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