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Re: [Xen-devel] Max gpfn for PV guests

At 16:47 +0000 on 11 Nov (1384184876), Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 11.11.13 at 17:42, "Aravindh Puthiyaparambil (aravindp)"
> <aravindp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>>> On 08.11.13 at 21:58, "Aravindh Puthiyaparambil (aravindp)"
> >><aravindp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> I am trying to find out the max pgfn for a 256MB PV guest. If I call
> >>> xc_domain_getinfolist() and look at xc_domaininfo->max_pages, I get
> >>> 0x10100. If I call xc_domain_getinfo() and look at xc_dominfo->nr_pages, I
> >>get 0x10000.
> >>> Within the hypervisor if I call domain_get_maximum_gpfn(), I get
> >>> 0xffff. So it looks like xc_domain_getinfo() is returning the correct
> >>> value. Why is
> >>> xc_domain_getinfolist() returning a different value? Which value
> >>> should I be looking at for the max gpfn?
> >>
> >>I'm afraid none of these - since PV guests control the P2M mapping
> >>themselves, there simply is no "max GPFN" being tracked here. (The value
> >>returned by domain_get_maximum_gpfn() originates from the shared info
> >>structure, i.e. again is only valid if the guest cares to maintain that 
> > field.)
> > 
> > Does this also hold true for PV guests running with shadow page tables?
> I would think so, but I don't know enough about this mode to be
> certain.

Yes; PV guests under shadow pagetables still control their own memory


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