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Re: Xen 3.3: Problem HVM guest
sorry for the delay, I was offline for the last 3 days
On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 11:39:23PM +0200, Christoph Egger wrote:
> I found the bug:
> >>>>> - instrument privpgop_fault() to see if it gets called at all for
> >>>>> this mapping, and if it's doing the right thing.
> >>>>> There should be only one page in this object, and the machine
> >>>>> address should be 0 (pobj->maddr[maddr_i])
> >>>> Yes, privpgop_fault() is called. It looks like it's called in a
> >>>> loop. npages = 1 and machine address is 0.
> >>> OK, it has the right data. I guess it's called in a loop because
> >>> writing at the page keeps failing.
> Writing at the page keeps failing because privpgop_fault()
> does not handle this case:
> if (pobj->maddr[maddr_i] == 0)
> continue; /* this has already been flagged as error */
> Removing this makes privpgop_fault() calling pmap_enter_ma()
> and that makes the write access finally succeed and the HVM guest
> May I commit this change?
There's a problem with this: IOCTL_PRIVCMD_MMAPBATCH use 0 as an invalid
address, so this test is usefull. The test should be restored, but
with a different magic value. As this is a physical addresss and
is should be page-aligned, maybe we could use 0xfff as the magic value ?
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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