Re: [kvmtool test PATCH 24/24] kvmtool: arm: Add support for creating VM with PA size

From: Auger Eric
Date: Thu Jul 05 2018 - 03:58:59 EST


On 07/05/2018 09:51 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 4 July 2018 at 16:51, Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 03:41:18PM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>> Not really. Let's say I want my IPA space split in two: memory covers
>>> the low 47 bit, and I want MMIO spanning the top 47 bit. With your
>>> scheme, you'd end-up with a 47bit IPA space, while you really want 48
>>> bits (MMIO space implemented by userspace isn't registered to the
>>> kernel).
>> That still sounds quite niche for a VM. Does QEMU do that?
> Not at 47 bits, but we have RAM up to the 256GB mark, and
> MMIO above that (including a large PCI window), so the general
> arrangement of having the top end of the IPA space not
> necessarily be things we've told the kernel about definitely
> exists.

Is this document (2012) still a reference document?
(especially Fig 5?)

Peter, comments in QEMU hw/arm/virt.c suggested next RAM chunk should be
added at 2TB. This doc suggests to put it at 8TB. I understand the PA
memory map only is suggested but shouldn't we align?



> thanks
> -- PMM
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