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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/3] xen: eliminate scalability issues from initial mapping setup

On 04/09/14 13:59, David Vrabel wrote:
> On 04/09/14 13:38, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> Direct Xen to place the initial P->M table outside of the initial
>> mapping, as otherwise the 1G (implementation) / 2G (theoretical)
>> restriction on the size of the initial mapping limits the amount
>> of memory a domain can be handed initially.
> The three level p2m limits memory to 512 GiB on x86-64 but this patch
> doesn't seem to address this limit and thus seems a bit useless to me.
> David

Any increase of the p2m beyond 3 levels will need to come with
substantial libxc changes first.  3 level p2ms are hard coded throughout
all the PV build and migrate code.


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