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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] Two patches fixing regression introduced by 'x86

To: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] Two patches fixing regression introduced by 'x86-64, mm: Put early page table high'
From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 10:31:21 -0700
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On 05/02/2011 10:22 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> But we haven't come up with an acceptable general solution yet, so this
> patchset provides a workaround for the problem. Peter, Yinghai - what would be
> the best forum/email/conference to hammer out a general solution for this?
> Currently, there are couple of ways of fixing this:
>  - use pvops hooks: 
> http://marc.info/?i=1302607192-21355-2-git-send-email-stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  - have a workaround in Xen MMU's early bootup code (which is what these
>    two patches to this email have).
>  - or remove the patch introducing the regression altogether.
> Foremost important is to fix the regression, and attached patches 
> achieve that. I want to remove this workaround patch when we
> hammer out more appropriate semantics for the page table creation - but
> that will take some time and the runway to do that in 2.6.39 is gone.

My inclination would be to apply your workaround -- are there any
adverse effects to doing that?


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