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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v7] x86/p2m: use large pages for MMIO mappings

On Tue, 2016-02-09 at 05:35 -0700, Jan Beulich wrote:
> > On 09.02.16 at 13:17, <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I don't think sometimes returning the number of things you did and
> > sometimes returning zero makes any sense.ÂÂMy suggestion would be
> > either
> > make "nr_mfns" bidirectional (as similar fields are in the other
> > domctls) and return 0 on either full or partial success, or just return
> > the number of mfns actually mapped either on full or partial success.
> As said - I can see your point, and I've been considering the
> alternatives and had to decide for one. Since I've already got
> Ian's approval for the currently implementation, and since we're
> at v7 and I've already spent way more time on this than I had
> expected, I hope you understand that I'm a little hesitant to
> make more changes (perhaps even requiring re-obtaining acks,
> which has by itself been taking long enough for this patch) than
> absolutely necessary to get this in.
> So - Ian, do you think the alternative proposed by George
> would make for a meaningfully better interface?

I can see his point, but for a domctl I don't think I'd be inclined to
insist on changing it, given the reasons you explain above for not wanting
to at this stage.

I'd most likely be inclined to ack a follow up patch (from whomsoever is
motivated enough to produce one) which revved the API again though.


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