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Re: [Xen-devel] (v2) Design proposal for RMRR fix

> From: Jan Beulich [mailto:JBeulich@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 6:23 PM
> >>> On 12.01.15 at 11:12, <kevin.tian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>  From: Jan Beulich [mailto:JBeulich@xxxxxxxx]
> >> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 6:09 PM
> >>
> >> >>> On 12.01.15 at 10:56, <kevin.tian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > the result is related to another open whether we want to block guest
> >> > boot for such problem. If 'warn' in domain builder is acceptable, we
> >> > don't need to change lowmem for such rare 1GB case, just throws
> >> > a warning for unnecessary conflictions (doesn't hurt if user doesn't
> >> > assign it).
> >>
> >> And how would you then deal with the one guest needing that
> >> range reserved?
> >
> > if guest needs the range, then report-all or report-sel doesn't matter.
> > domain builder throws the warning, and later device assignment will
> > fail (or warn w/ override). In reality I think 1GB is rare. Making such
> > assumption to simplify implementation is reasonable.
> One of my main problems with all you recent argumentation here
> is the arbitrary use of the 1Gb boundary - there's nothing special
> in this discussion with where the boundary is. Everything revolves
> around the (undue) effect of report-all on domains not needing all
> of the ranges found on the host.

I'm not sure which part of my argument is not clear here. report-all
would be a problem here only if we want to fix all the conflictions
(then pulling unnecessary devices increases the confliction possibility) 
in the domain builder. but if we only fix reasonable ones (e.g. >3GB)
while warn other conflictions (e.g. <3G) in domain builder (let later 
assignment path to actually fail if confliction does matter), then we 
don't need to solve all conflictions in domain builder (if say 1G example
fixing it may instead reduce lowmem greatly) and then report-all 
may just add more warnings than report-sel for unused devices.


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