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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 6/9] libxc: create unmapped initrd in domain builder if supported

On 30/11/15 11:52, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-11-30 at 10:51 +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> On Mon, 2015-11-30 at 11:47 +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>> On 30/11/15 11:34, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 2015-11-30 at 11:23 +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>>> On 30/11/15 11:20, Wei Liu wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 08:35:02AM +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>>>>>>      /* initrd parameters as specified in start_info page */
>>>>>>> -    unsigned long initrd_start;
>>>>>>> -    unsigned long initrd_len;
>>>>>>> +    uint64_t initrd_start;
>>>>>>> +    uint64_t initrd_len;
>>>>>> I think these should be of type xen_vaddr_t. Doesn't make a
>>>>>> difference
>>>>>> in the end though.
>>>>> xen_vaddr_t seems not to be appropriate. It can be either a virtual
>>>>> address or a pfn.
>>>> Did you mean a virtual address or a physical _address_? Potentially
>>>> mixing
>>>> addresses and frame numbers in a single variable seems liable to be
>>>> confusing, at best.
>>> No, it's really a pfn. And this is part of the stable interface between
>>> hypervisor and the pv-domU since more than 5 years now.
>> Including the virtual address bit?
>> That's a shame.
> ... and that being the case would you mind adding a comment here explaining
> the two forms of these variables and the flag which indicates which one is
> "in force" at a given moment.

The comment in the struct already tells us that initrd_start and
initrd_len are in the very same format as in the start_info page.
Both fields are meant to be opaque to most of the domain builder

The only function dealing with the differences is xc_dom_build_image()
which already contains the appropriate flag. I added this on your
request. You acked the resulting patch. So why do you want to add
another comment now?


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