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Re: [Xen-devel] _domain in page_info structure

  • To: Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: jeet <jeet_sat12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 15:15:06 +0530 (IST)
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Thanks Tim for reply

I am looking into 3.0.3 version of xen
does in this code the comment stand valid? or comment was regarding future 


----- Original Message ----
From: Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: jeet <jeet_sat12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, 27 March, 2007 2:07:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] _domain in page_info structure

At 13:55 +0530 on 27 Mar (1175003752), jeet wrote:
> nd = page->u.inuse._domain;
> what this field is used for? 

The comment beside the definition of the field says:
/* Owner of this page (NULL if page is anonymous). */

> /* Meaning of the _domain field in shadow pages
>  * --------------------------------------------
>  *
>  * In shadow pages, this field will always have its least significant bit
>  * set.  This ensures that all attempts to get_page() will fail (as all
>  * valid pickled domain pointers have a zero for their least significant bit).
>  * Instead, the remaining upper bits are used to record the shadow generation
>  * counter when the shadow was created.
>  */

This comment is from 3.0.4 and was never very useful, as IIRC the
generation cuonters it refers to were never implemented in the main
tree.  Shadow pages have their own entirely separate version of the
page_info struct now.



Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, XenSource UK Limited
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