From: Elliott Mitchell <email@example.com> To: Julien Grall <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, Roger Pau Monn?? <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mitchell Horne <email@example.com> Subject: Uses of /hypervisor memory range (was: FreeBSD/Xen/ARM issues) Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 19:42:28 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <YJ3jlGSxs60Iofirstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Upon thinking about it, this seems appropriate to bring to the attention of the Xen development list since it seems to have wider implications. On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 11:08:39AM +0100, Julien Grall wrote: > On 12/05/2021 03:37, Elliott Mitchell wrote: > > > > What about the approach to the grant-table/xenpv memory situation? > > > > As stated for a 768MB VM, Xen suggested a 16MB range. I'm unsure whether > > that is strictly meant for grant-table use or is meant for any foreign > > memory mappings (Julien?). > > An OS is free to use it as it wants. However, there is no promise that: > 1) The region will not shrink > 2) The region will stay where it is Issue is what is the intended use of the memory range allocated to /hypervisor in the device-tree on ARM? What do the Xen developers plan for? What is expected? With FreeBSD, Julien Grall's attempt 5 years ago at getting Xen/ARM support treated the grant table as distinct from other foreign memory mappings. Yet for the current code (which is oriented towards x86) it is rather easier to treat all foreign mappings the same. Limiting foreign mappings to a total of 16MB for a 768MB domain is tight. Was the /hypervisor range intended *strictly* for mapping grant-tables? Was it intended for the /hypervisor range to dynamically scale with the size of the domain? Was it intended for /hypervisor to grow over the years as hardware got cheaper? Might it be better to deprecate the /hypervisor range and have domains allocate any available address space for foreign mappings? Should the FreeBSD implementation be treating grant tables as distinct from other foreign mappings? (is treating them the same likely to induce buggy behavior on x86?) -- (\___(\___(\______ --=> 8-) EHM <=-- ______/)___/)___/) \BS ( | firstname.lastname@example.org PGP 87145445 | ) / \_CS\ | _____ -O #include <stddisclaimer.h> O- _____ | / _/ 8A19\___\_|_/58D2 7E3D DDF4 7BA6 <-PGP-> 41D1 B375 37D0 8714\_|_/___/5445
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