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Re: [edk2-devel] [PATCH] OvmfPkg/XenPlatformPei: Use CPUID to get physical address width on Xen

On 01/19/21 16:52, Anthony PERARD via groups.io wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 03:49:34PM +0100, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
>> On 01/19/21 10:37, Julien Grall wrote:
>>> Hi Igor,
>>> On 13/01/2021 03:42, Igor Druzhinin wrote:
>>>> We faced a problem with passing through a PCI device with 64GB BAR to
>>>> UEFI guest. The BAR is expectedly programmed into 64-bit PCI aperture at
>>>> 64G address which pushes physical address space to 37 bits. That is above
>>>> 36-bit width that OVMF exposes currently to a guest without tweaking
>>>> PcdPciMmio64Size knob.
>>>> The reverse calculation using this knob was inhereted from QEMU-KVM
>>>> platform
>>>> code where it serves the purpose of finding max accessible physical
>>>> address without necessary trusting emulated CPUID physbits value (that
>>>> could
>>>> be different from host physbits). On Xen we expect to use CPUID policy
>>>> to level the data correctly to prevent situations with guest physbits >
>>>> host physbits e.g. across migrations.
>>>> The next aspect raising concern - resource consumption for DXE IPL
>>>> page tables
>>>> and time required to map the whole address space in case of using CPUID
>>>> bits directly. That could be mitigated by enabling support for 1G pages
>>>> in DXE IPL configuration. 1G pages are available on most CPUs produced in
>>>> the last 10 years and those without don't have many phys bits.
>>>> Remove all the redundant code now (including PcdPciMmio64.. handling
>>>> that's
>>>> not used on Xen anyway) and grab physbits directly from CPUID that should
>>>> be what baremetal UEFI systems do.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Igor Druzhinin <igor.druzhinin@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Reviewed-by: Julien Grall <julien@xxxxxxx>
>> I'm going to hold this patch until Anthony responds in this thread as well:
> This new patch is fine, I didn't notice that it was a replacement for
> the previous one.
> Reviewed-by: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@xxxxxxxxxx>

[lersek@xxxxxxxxxx: fix up authorship from groups.io-mangled From line]
[lersek@xxxxxxxxxx: wrap commit message at 74 characters]

Merged via <https://github.com/tianocore/edk2/pull/1369>, as commit




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