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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/6] remove late (on-demand) construction of IOMMU page tables

On 29.08.2019 12:20, Paul Durrant wrote:
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>> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/6] remove late (on-demand) construction of 
>> IOMMU page tables
>> On 29.08.2019 11:33, Paul Durrant wrote:
>>> TBH I've seen sufficient numbers of domain create failures when using
>>> auto-ballooning that I stopped using it some time ago (besides the fact
>>> that it's slow). If you're happy with the simplistic
>>> double-the-page-table-reservation calculation then I can add that but
>>> IMO it would be better to add another patch to just remove auto-ballooning.
>> I'd not be overly happy, but I could live with this. But this needs
>> consent by others, not the least the tool stack maintainers.
> Ok. I'll deal with that later. Looking again though, I'm not sure what
> you mean by 'the amount reserved for page tables'? Do you mean
> 'shadow_memkb' or something else?

This one, I think, yes, or the value it gets defaulted to when not set
in the guest config file.


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