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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 3/3] tools: introduce parameter max_wp_ram_ranges.

>>> On 03.02.16 at 08:10, <yu.c.zhang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2/2/2016 11:21 PM, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 02.02.16 at 16:00, <yu.c.zhang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> The limit of 4G is to avoid the data missing from uint64 to uint32
>>> assignment. And I can accept the 8K limit for XenGT in practice.
>>> After all, it is vGPU page tables we are trying to trap and emulate,
>>> not normal page frames.
>>> And I guess the reason that one domain exhausting Xen's memory can
>>> affect another domain is because rangeset uses Xen heap, instead of the
>>> per-domain memory. So what about we use a 8K limit by now for XenGT,
>>> and in the future, if a per-domain memory allocation solution for
>>> rangeset is ready, we do need to limit the rangeset size. Does this
>>> sounds more acceptable?
>> The lower the limit the better (but no matter how low the limit
>> it won't make this a pretty thing). Anyway I'd still like to wait
>> for what Ian may further say on this.
> Hi Jan, I just had a discussion with my colleague. We believe 8K could
> be the biggest limit for the write-protected ram ranges. If in the
> future, number of vGPU page tables exceeds this limit, we will modify
> our back-end device model to find a trade-off method, instead of
> extending this limit. If you can accept this value as the upper bound
> of rangeset, maybe we do not need to add any tool stack parameters, but
> define a MAX_NR_WR_RAM_RANGES for the write-protected ram rangesset. As
> to other rangesets, we keep their limit as 256. Does this sounds OK? :)

I'm getting the impression that we're moving in circles. A blanket
limit above the 256 one for all domains is _not_ going to be
acceptable; going to 8k will still need host admin consent. With
your rangeset performance improvement patch, each range is
going to be tracked by a 40 byte structure (up from 32), which
already means an overhead increase for all the other ranges. 8k
of wp ranges implies an overhead beyond 448k (including the
xmalloc() overhead), which is not _that_ much, but also not


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