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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/8] Use correctly the Xen memory terminologies in Linux

On 07/28/2015 08:02 AM, Julien Grall wrote:
> Hi all,
> This patch series aims to use the memory terminologies described in
> include/linux/mm.h [1] for Linux xen code.
> Linux is using mistakenly MFN when GFN is meant, I suspect this is because the
> first support of Xen was for PV. This has brought some misimplementation
> of memory helpers on ARM and make the developper confused about the expected
> behavior.
> For instance, with pfn_to_mfn, we expect to get a MFN based on the name.
> Although, if we look at the implementation on x86, it's returning a GFN.
> Most of the callers are also using it this way.
> The first 2 patches of this series is ARM related in order to remove
> PV specific helpers which should not be used and fixing the implementation of
> pfn_to_mfn.
> The rest of the series is here rename most of the usage in the common code
> of MFN to GFN. I also took the opportunity to replace most of the call to
> pfn_to_gfn in the common code by page_to_gfn avoid construction such
> as pfn_to_gfn(page_to_pfn(...).
> Note the one xen-blkfront will be dropped by 64K series [2], I can include it
> if necessary.

Can we actually get some documentation for Xen before starting to change
names around?


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