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Re: [Xen-devel] How does hypervisor handle the hypercalls fromguest OSes?


I'm trying to modified some codes in Xen VMM.

But I can not understand how Xen VMM to share memory regions with domains!

I tried to imitate the block device in Xen.

In block device, it would get free page memory for process structure

and call the macro SHARE_PFN_WITH_DOMAIN to share with domains.

code is like this:

p->blk_ring_base = (blk_ring_t *)get_free_page(GFP_KERNEL);
SHARE_PFN_WITH_DOMAIN(virt_to_page(p->blk_ring_base), p->domain);

But I can't not understand how guest OS to get these i/o data from

I found some codes as below:


It would ask the VMM where the io ring memory ! and get the I/O ring address

set_fixmap(FIX_BLKRING_BASE, op.u.ring_mfn << PAGE_SHIFT);
blk_ring = (blk_ring_t *)fix_to_virt(FIX_BLKRING_BASE);

However I don't understand these codes means ! How Xen VMM get the block I/O
ring's data ?

And I tried to imitate these codes to do share memory with domains !

At the Xen VMM sides:

In task structure, I added :

void *temp;
unsigned int temp_size;

long hypervisor_temp(struct task_struct *p, dom0_tmp_t *tmp)
        int ret;
        unsigned long cpu_mask = 0;
        int p_size;

        if ( sizeof(*p->temp) > PAGE_SIZE ) BUG();

        p->temp = (void *)get_free_page(GFP_KERNEL);
        p->temp = tmp->test;
        SHARE_PFN_WITH_DOMAIN(virt_to_page(p->temp), p->domain);

        cpu_mask = mark_guest_event(p, _EVENT_TEMP);

        return 0;

In block_io_op_t structure, I added :

unsigned long temp_mfn;

In do_block_io_op function added:

        op.u.temp_mfn = virt_to_phys(p->temp) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
        ret = copy_to_user(u_block_io_op, &op, sizeof(op)) ? -EFAULT : 0;

At the guest OS sides:

void * temp;

static int __init setup_temp_event(void)
    block_io_op_t op;

    op.cmd = TEMP_ADDRESS;

    set_fixmap(FIX_TEMP_BASE, op.u.temp_mfn << PAGE_SHIFT);
    temp = (void *)fix_to_virt(FIX_TEMP_BASE);

    (void)request_irq(_EVENT_POLICY, temp_irq, SA_SAMPLE_RANDOM, "temp",
    return 0;

However I got the error message like this :

" Kernel panic: Failed mmu update: c01c4cc0, 14 "

How can I solve this ?

thanks a lot !

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Pratt" <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "K.C. Chiu" <B8844014@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Ian Pratt" <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; <rolf.neugebauer@xxxxxxxxx>;
<xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] How does hypervisor handle the hypercalls fromguest

> > Well, I'm trying to enhance the operating system security through VMM
> > technology.
> >
> > For guest OS's Audit log, I want to put the audit log file in domain 0's
> > file system to avoid any modification from guest OSes.
> >
> > therefore, I need to encapsulate a new command into dom0's operation
> > hypercall and hanlde the command in hypervisor to read the audit log
> Use xen 1.3 ("unstable") as this provides much better support for
> doing this -- there are generic communication and console paths
> for between domains.
> You could either just use the console connection to domain 0 (and
> have xend log security messages to disk), or create a separate
> console connection for security messages (again, modifying xend
> to log to the messages).
> Ian

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