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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.3 + tmem = Xen BUG at domain_page.c:143

On 12/06/2013 16:11, "Keir Fraser" <keir.xen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 12/06/2013 13:12, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> What we see above is that this failure path succeeds three times, but
>>> fails the fourth time: there are, in fact, no zero entries after the
>>> garbage clean-up; however, because "inuse" is 32-bit (effectively) and
>>> "accum" is 64-bit, ~inuse always has bits 32-63 set, and so will
>>> always return true and never fall back to the "something else"
>> Right, that's what occurred to me too yesterday, but the again
>> I knew I had seen this code path executed. Now that I look again,
>> I think I understand why: All of my Dom0-s and typical DomU-s
>> have a vCPU count divisible by 4, and with MAPCACHE_VCPU_ENTRIES
>> being 16, the full unsigned long would always be used.
> Why are we so tight on MAPCACHE_VCPU_ENTRIES? Why not say double that number
> and get rid of the accum and the 'replace a hash entry instead' logic
> instead? We never used to have it, and it's kind of extra complication and a
> bit gross.

Could even pull MAPHASH_ENTRIES into config.h and explicitly add it to
MAPCACHE_VCPU_ENTRIES. That would be neat would it not? And I believe we
have space in the mapcache's perdomain slot to enlarge MAPCACHE_VCPU_ENTRIES
in this way (i.e., from 16 to 24).

 -- Keir

>  -- Keir

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