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[Xen-devel] Re: [patch 05/21] Xen-paravirt: paravirt_ops: allocate a fixmap slot

On 02/13/2007 02:17 PM, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
Allocate a fixmap slot for use by a paravirt_ops implementation.  Xen
uses this to map the hypervisor's shared info page, which doesn't have
a pseudo-physical page number, and therefore can't be mapped

Why doesn't Xen allocate the shared_info page from the pseudo-physical space? Doesn't it already have to steal pages from the pseudo-physical space for e.g. initial page tables, console, etc? Why not do the same for shared_info, and then you don't need a reserve the fixmap slot.


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