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

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 08:13:14AM +0000, Tian, Kevin wrote:
> > From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk [mailto:konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:46 AM
> > 
> > 
> > Perhaps an easier way of this is to use the existing
> > mechanism we have - that is the XENMEM_memory_map (which
> > BTW e820_host uses). If all of this is done in the libxl (which
> > already does this based on the host E820, thought it can
> > be modified to query the hypervisor for other 'reserved
> > regions') and hvmloader is modified to use XENMEM_memory_map
> > and base its E820 on that (and also QEMU-xen), then we solve
> > this problem and also the http://bugs.xenproject.org/xen/bug/28?
> > 
> I'm not familiar with that option, but a quick search looks saying
> it's only for PV guest?

It was originally for PV, but the hypercall can be executed under
HVM now too (thanks for PVH patches).
> and please note XENMEM_memory_map only includes RAM entries
> (looks also only for pv), while following above intention what we
> really want is real e820_host w/ all entries filled.

It includeds whatever we want to put in there. It can have
RAM, RSV, etc. That is what  e820_host does for PV guests - it fills
it out with an E820 that looks like the real thing.

> Thanks
> Kevin

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