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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH v2 1/1] Add pci_hole_min_size

On 03/12/14 11:29, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
On 03/12/2014 11:07 AM, Slutz, Donald Christopher wrote:

diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
index 5c06dfa..72842aa 100644
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
@@ -656,6 +656,21 @@ static char ** 
libxl__build_device_model_args_new(libxl__gc *gc,
           } else {
               flexarray_append(dm_args, "xenfv");
+        if (b_info->u.hvm.pci_hole_min_size) {
+            unsigned long long max_ram_below_4g = (1ULL << 32) -
+                b_info->u.hvm.pci_hole_min_size;
+            if (max_ram_below_4g > 0xF0000000ULL)
Is this '>' or '<'?

'>' is right.  This is the current value (I had issues getting the inculde file 
that defined this and so hard coded it.)

Then pci_hole_min_size is too small, not too big, isn't it?


No, but in unsigned, 4G - pci_hole_min_size will never be negative. This currently only 
handles pci_hole_min_size that are > 4G. Note: 4G is the same as 0.  What to do about 
3.75G to 4.0G is not clear.  At one time I had code that limited max_ram_below_4g to be 
either 0 or >= 16M (real mode max) in addition, but was not 100% sure it is needed. 
(Or in pci_hole_min_size terms either 0 or < 16M.)  16M has some goodness in that 
seabios (and grub) can run, but linux does not like the memory layout.  Below 16M 
seabios (and hvmloader, etc) most likely will not be able to run.

   -Don Slutz

+            {
+                LIBXL__LOG(ctx, LIBXL__LOG_WARNING,
+                           "pci_hole_min_size too big => max_ram_below_4g=%llu > 
%llu (new adjusted value)\n",
+                           max_ram_below_4g, 0xF0000000ULL);
+                max_ram_below_4g = 0xF0000000ULL;
Do you need to adjust pci_hole_min_size as well?

The limiting in hvmloader/pci.c looks to be missing.  I think that the auto 
correction of bad values needs to be done where they are used.

Will add more in next version.

     -Don Slutz


+            }
+            flexarray_append_pair(dm_args, "-global",
+ GCSPRINTF("pc-memory-layout.max-ram-below-4g=%llu",
+                                     max_ram_below_4g));
+        }
           for (i = 0; b_info->extra_hvm && b_info->extra_hvm[i] != NULL; i++)
               flexarray_append(dm_args, b_info->extra_hvm[i]);

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