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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 10/05/2013 09:38, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>>>> 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
> XEN_SYSCTL_INTERFACE_VERSION), but from a formal
> perspective Keir needs to ack this for it to go in.

Acked-by: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxx>

> Jan

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