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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] xen/arm: Handling cache maintenance instructions by set/way

>>> On 11.12.17 at 21:26, <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 12/11/2017 10:06 AM, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 08.12.17 at 15:38, <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 08/12/17 08:03, Tim Deegan wrote:
>>>> It should be possible to do something like the misconfigured-entry bit
>>>> trick by _allocating_ the memory up-front and building the p2m entries
>>>> but only making them usable by the {IO}MMUs on first access.  That
>>>> would make these early p2m walks shorter (because they can skip whole
>>>> subtrees that aren't marked present yet) without making major changes
>>>> to domain build or introducing run-time failures.
>>> I am not aware of any way on Arm to misconfigure an entry. We do have
>>> valid and access bits, although they will affect the IOMMU as well. So
>>> it will not be possible to get page-table sharing with this "feature"
>>> enabled.
>> How would you intend to solve the IOMMU part of the problem with
>> PoD? As was pointed out before - IOMMU and PoD are incompatible
>> on x86.
> I am not sure why you ask about PoD here when I acknowledge I will look 
> at a different solution. And again, misconfiguring an entry is not 
> possible on Arm.

I'm sorry if I've overlooked any such acknowledgment; it's certainly
not in context above.


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