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Re: [Xen-users] Is Xen only in guests slow (tls.disabled)

> > I don't know if it's an issue for 32-bit PAE guests running on a 64-bit
> > hypervisor, which will be allowed by 3.0.5...
> PAE guests on 64-bit hypervisor will not have this issue.

Thanks for clearing that up Keir, I suspected that would be the case.

I've not looked at the 32-on-64 code at all, but I've been assuming it would 
do something scary like protecting Xen by placing it outside the 32-bit 
address space (with side benefit that system calls in the guests have less 
context switching overhead relative to 64-on-64).  And that neatly fixes the 
wrap-around segmentation problem too.

So I guess that would mean that 64-bit chips are well suited for running 
32-bit domains...  and 32-bit domains are ideally suited to running on 64-bit 
Xen.  Crazy, but cool :-)


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