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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.0.1 "xc_map_foreign_batch: mmap failed: Cannot al

To: "Stefano Stabellini" <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.0.1 "xc_map_foreign_batch: mmap failed: Cannot allocate memory"
From: "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 18:10:40 +0000
Cc: Charles Arnold <CARNOLD@xxxxxxxxxx>, "xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxx>
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>>> On 05.01.11 at 18:48, Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2011, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> But this means it can have very close to the total amount of
>> memory the guest has in flight on its own. Clearly this should
>> be throttled based on available memory (just consider you have
>> multiple such I/O hungry guests).
> This is true in theory, but Qemu emulates a PIIX3 chipset that only has
> two dma engines so I don't believe is possible to have more than 2 dma
> requests in flight.
> However I am not sure what is the maximum size for a single dma request.

>Oh, no, we're talking about guests using pv drivers (I thought that
>was said in the original mail).

Rubbish. Forget that. Mixed up in my brain with something else.


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