Re: [PATCH v4 14/24] xen/arm: initialize grant_table on ARM
From: Ian Campbell
Date: Fri Sep 14 2012 - 11:34:47 EST
On Fri, 2012-09-14 at 16:29 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Sep 2012, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Fri, 2012-09-14 at 15:56 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > On Fri, 14 Sep 2012, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:13:16PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > > > > Initialize the grant table mapping at the address specified at index 0
> > > > > in the DT under the /xen node.
> > > > > After the grant table is initialized, call xenbus_probe (if not dom0).
> > > >
> > > > So we don't really care about the grant's size then? The DT xen.txt
> > > > talks about it..
> > >
> > > I am assuming that the size of the memory region specified in the device
> > > tree is sufficiently large to map the entire grant table, given that both
> > > the device tree hypervisor entry and the grant table size comes from Xen.
> > Actually, the grant table can grow dynamically under the control of the
> > guest, I think you just pass GNTTABOP_setup_table with some more frames.
> > See drivers/xen/grant_table.c:gnttab_expand().
> gnttab_expand can return error if the new size exceeds
> gnttab_max_grant_frames(), that is implemented using
I hadn't spotted / wasn't aware that this gives you the max too.
> > > The grant table size is currently queried to Xen directly via an
> > > hypercall (GNTTABOP_query_size). Basically the size in the device tree
> > > is redundant information.
> > This size is the size of the physical address space where the guest
> > could chose map grant table frames. It could be either larger or smaller
> > than the actual grant table. (smaller because the guest could use
> > physical addresses not within this region, if it wanted to for some
> > reason).
> What I am saying is that I assume that the memory region specified in
> the device tree is greater or equal than gnttab_max_grant_frames().
(note that gnttab_max_grant_frames can be set on the hypervisor command
> Maybe I should add this to the device tree doc.
No harm in being explicit.
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