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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 for-4.5 0/9] xen: arm: support for > 40-bit physical addressing

On Fri, 2014-09-19 at 20:16 +0530, Vijay Kilari wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 5:39 AM, Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > ARM64 systems can support up to 48-bits of physical address, but
> > currently we configure both Stage-1 and Stage-2 for only 40-bits.
> > However there are systems with peripherals mapped higher up, in order to
> > support those we need to support 48-bits as output for stage-1 as well
> > as input and output for stage-2. Stage-2 support is needed in order to
> > map them 1:1 to dom0.
> >
> > Unfortunately as the last commit message explains in a bit more detail
> > supporting larger input sizes on the p2m is a pain because it means we
> > can no longer statically decide to use a 3-level p2m with 2 concatenated
> > pages at the root and need to be able to support either that *or* a
> > 4-level p2m with no root concatenation. There is simply no static choice
> > which supports both 40- and 48-bits of IPA.
> >
> > So this series goes through the various functions which manipulate or
> > walk page tables and makes them able to support a dynamic starting level
> > and concatenation before switching arm64 to make the choice dependent on
> > the h/w capabilities.
> >
> > This is somewhat loosely based on Vijay's original "Add 4-level page
> > table for stage 2 translation" series but due to the need to switch to
> > dynamic p2m levels not much of that remains.
> >
> > I haven't actually been able to track down a system with >42-bit PASize.
> > Vijay, I'm hoping you can test this new version of the series on such a
> > system/model (thanks for your feed back on the previous iteration).
> Can you please share your code base for testing it?. I could not
> find any branch here
> http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=people/ianc/xen.git;a=summary

Done, see the 48bit-addresses-v3 branch of that repo.


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