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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/3] xen/tools: Remove the XENMEM_get_oustanding_pages and provide the data via xc_phys_info

>>> On 09.05.13 at 09:44, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-05-08 at 19:35 +0100, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>> During the review of the patches it was noticed that there exists
>> a race wherein the 'free_memory' value consists of information from
>> two hypercalls. That is the XEN_SYSCTL_physinfo and 
> XENMEM_get_outstanding_pages.
>> The free memory the host has available for guest is the difference between
>> the 'free_pages' (from XEN_SYSCTL_physinfo) and 'outstanding_pages'. As they
>> are two hypercalls many things can happen in between the execution of them.
>> This patch resolves this by eliminating the XENMEM_get_outstanding_pages
>> hypercall and providing the free_pages and outstanding_pages information
>> via the xc_phys_info structure.
>> It also removes the XSM hooks and adds locking as needed.
>> CC: dgdera@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
> For the tools side:
> Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Needs a hypervisor ack though, since contrary to the subject line this
> isn't just a tools change. Adding Keir, Tim & Jan (not sure which of
> them is the right one here).

Looks okay to me (albeit quite late in the game for a bump of
perspective Keir needs to ack this for it to go in.


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