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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen-swiotlb: exchange memory with Xen only when pages are contiguous

On 10/26/18 1:54 AM, Dongli Zhang wrote:
> If dom0 (or any domain) is happy, although it could try to exchange all its
> continuous dma pages back to xen hypervisor. From the perspective of each
> domain, they always would like to keep as much continuous dma page as 
> possible.
> I am thinking something different. If there is malicious domU keep exchanging
> memory and allocating continuous pages from xen hypervisor, will the
> continuously dma pages be used up (sort of DoS attack)?

This is a problem.

> I am not sure if there is anything in xen hypervisor to prevent such behavior?

I'm not sure but I guess it hard to prevent it, xen hypervisor could not 
if the requirement is reasonable or no.

Maybe Xen reserve some low memory for guest start?


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