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[Xen-changelog] [xen master] docs/pvh: document initial MTRR state

commit 565efbc8a7145c47379543edfcc84fc4f4dd6d83
Author:     Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Mon Jul 16 15:11:42 2018 +0200
Commit:     Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Mon Jul 16 15:11:42 2018 +0200

    docs/pvh: document initial MTRR state
    Provided to both Dom0 and DomUs.
    Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx>
 docs/misc/pvh.markdown | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/misc/pvh.markdown b/docs/misc/pvh.markdown
index e85fb15374..1c9a00b48a 100644
--- a/docs/misc/pvh.markdown
+++ b/docs/misc/pvh.markdown
@@ -92,3 +92,21 @@ event channels. Delivery of those interrupts can be 
configured in the same way
 as HVM guests, check xen/include/public/hvm/params.h and
 xen/include/public/hvm/hvm\_op.h for more information about available delivery
+## MTRR ##
+### Unprivileged guests ###
+PVH guests are currently booted with the default MTRR type set to write-back
+and MTRR enabled. This allows DomUs to start with a sane MTRR state. Note that
+this will have to be revisited when pci-passthrough is added to PVH in order to
+set MMIO regions as UC.
+Xen guarantees that RAM regions will always have the WB cache type set in the
+initial MTRR state, either set by the default MTRR type or by other means.
+### Hardware domain ###
+A PVH hardware domain is booted with the same MTRR state as the one found on
+the host. This is done because the hardware domain memory map is already a
+modified copy of the host memory map, so the same MTRR setup should work.
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