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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 1/9] libxc: reorganize domain builder guest memory allocator

On 12/11/15 15:47, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-11-12 at 15:03 +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> On 12/11/15 14:48, Wei Liu wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 02:43:28PM +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>> Guest memory allocation in the domain builder of libxc is done via
>>>> virtual addresses only. In order to be able to support preallocated
>>>> areas not virtually mapped reorganize the memory allocator to keep
>>>> track of allocated pages globally and in allocated segments.
>>>> This requires an interface change of the allocate callback of the
>>>> domain builder which currently is using the last mapped virtual
>>>> address as a parameter. This is no problem as the only user of this
>>>> callback is stubdom/grub/kexec.c using this virtual address to
>>>> calculate the last used pfn.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>
>>> If you've tested and confirmed pvgrub (stubdom based grub) doesn't
>>> break:
>>> Acked-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Hmm, difficult. Is this ever tested automatically?
> Yes, see the test-amd64-amd64-amd64-pvgrub and test-amd64-amd64-i386-pvgrub 
> jobs in any recent osstest flight (it was added a couple of months back.
> http://logs.test-lab.xenproject.org/osstest/results/history/test-amd64-amd64-amd64-pvgrub/xen-unstable.html
> suggests it works ok in general.

It doesn't work on any of my test installations I've tried
so far (3 different installations with 3 different domUs).
And that's without my patches being active.

In case somebody else is capable of testing pvgrub with
xen-unstable I'd appreciate testing my patches there!


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