On Mon, 2011-06-27 at 20:24 +0100, Mukesh Rathor wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Cheers!! I got PV in HVM container prototype working with single VCPU
> (pinned to a cpu). Basically, I create a VMX container just like for
> HVM guest (with some differences that I'll share soon when I clean up
> the code). The PV guest starts in Protected mode with the usual
> entry point startup_xen().
Great stuff! I've been eagerly awaiting this functionality ;-)
Do you have any timeline for when you think you might post the code?
I presume you managed to avoid bouncing through the hypervisor for
> 0. Guest kernel runs in ring 0, CS:0x10.
> 1. I use xen for all pt management just like a PV guest. So at present
> all faults are going to xen, and when fixup_page_fault() fails, they
> are injected into the container for the guest to handle it.
> 2. The guest manages the GDT, LDT, TR, in the container.
> 3. The guest installs the trap table in the vmx container instead of
> 4. Events/INTs are delivered via HVMIRQ_callback_vector.
> 5. MSR_GS_BASE is managed by the guest in the container itself.
> 6. Currently, I'm managing cr4 in the container, but going to xen
> for cr0. I need to revisit that.
> 7. Currently, VPID is disabled, I need to figure it out, and revisit.
> 8. Currently, VM_ENTRY_LOAD_GUEST_PAT is disabled, I need to look at
> These are the salient points I can think of at the moment. Next, I am
> going to run LMBench and figure out the gains. After that, make sure
> SMP works, and things are stable, and look at any enhancements. I need
> to look at couple unrelated bugs at the moment, but hope to return back
> to this very soon.
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