Re: [PATCH v5 00/22] xen/arm64: Add support for 64KB page in Linux
From: Mark Rutland
Date: Wed Sep 30 2015 - 07:32:42 EST
On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 11:45:15AM +0100, Julien Grall wrote:
> Hi all,
> ARM64 Linux is supporting both 4KB and 64KB page granularity. Although, Xen
> hypercall interface and PV protocol are always based on 4KB page granularity.
> Any attempt to boot a Linux guest with 64KB pages enabled will result to a
> guest crash.
> This series is a first attempt to allow those Linux running with the current
> hypercall interface and PV protocol.
> This solution has been chosen because we want to run Linux 64KB in released
> Xen ARM version or/and platform using an old version of Linux DOM0.
Just to check, would this be expected to work with a 16K DomU (e.g.
>From a quick scan it looks like the relaxations provided by this series
should work so long as PAGE_SIZE % XEN_PAGE_SIZE == 0, assuming I
haven't missed something.
> There is room for improvement, such as support of 64KB grant, modification
> of PV protocol to support different page size... They will be explored in a
> separate patch series later.
> TODO list:
> - Convert xenfb to 64KB
> - Support for multiple page ring support
> - Support for 64KB in gnttdev
> - Support of non-indirect grant with 64KB frontend (patch sent )
> - It may be possible to move some common define between
> netback/netfront and blkfront/blkback in an header
Would any of these require more work to also handle 16K?
> I've got most of the patches for the TODO items. I'm planning to send them as
> a follow-up as it's not a requirement for a basic guests.
> All patches has been built tested for ARM32, ARM64, x86. But I haven't tested
> to run it on x86 as I don't have a box with Xen x86 running. Although, 99%
> of the changes has been made in the PV drivers there should be no specific
> issue. Although, I would be happy if someone give a try and see possible
> regression for x86.
> I know that Konrad as a test-suite for x86. Konrand, would it be possible to
> give a run to for this series?
> A branch based on the latest xentip/for-linus-4.4 can be found here:
> git://xenbits.xen.org/people/julieng/linux-arm.git branch xen-64k-v5
> There is no major changes in this series, only a couple of conflict during
> rebase in netback and balloon drivers. For those pathces, I've keept the
> reviewed-by/acked-by from Wei and Stefano. Let me know if it's not fine.
> I also fold the swiotlb patch series into this series because it has been
> reviewed by Stefano and I don't think there is much controversy (see patch #21
> and #22).
> Comments, suggestions are welcomed.
> Sincerely yours,
>  https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/9/11/567
> Cc: david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: roger.pau@xxxxxxxxxx
> Status of each patch:
> A: Reviewed-by - Acked-by
> M: Patch modified in this series
> m: Minor changes in this series due to conflict during rebase
> L: Missing Acked-by from a Linux maintainers (Boris, David or Konrad)
> Julien Grall (22):
> A net/xen-netback: xenvif_gop_frag_copy: move GSO check out of the loop
> A arm/xen: Drop pte_mfn and mfn_pte
> A L xen: Add Xen specific page definition
> A xen/grant: Introduce helpers to split a page into grant
> A xen/grant: Add helper gnttab_page_grant_foreign_access_ref_one
> A block/xen-blkfront: Split blkif_queue_request in 2
> A block/xen-blkfront: Store a page rather a pfn in the grant structure
> A block/xen-blkfront: split get_grant in 2
> A L xen/biomerge: Don't allow biovec's to be merged when Linux is not
> using 4KB pages
> A xen/xenbus: Use Xen page definition
> A L tty/hvc: xen: Use xen page definition
> A m L xen/balloon: Don't rely on the page granularity is the same for Xen
> and Linux
> A xen/events: fifo: Make it running on 64KB granularity
> A xen/grant-table: Make it running on 64KB granularity
> A block/xen-blkfront: Make it running on 64KB page granularity
> A block/xen-blkback: Make it running on 64KB page granularity
> A net/xen-netfront: Make it running on 64KB page granularity
> A m net/xen-netback: Make it running on 64KB page granularity
> A xen/privcmd: Add support for Linux 64KB page granularity
> A arm/xen: Add support for 64KB page granularity
> A m L xen/swiotlb: Pass addresses rather than frame numbers to
> A L xen/swiotlb: Add support for 64KB page granularity
> arch/arm/include/asm/xen/page-coherent.h | 26 +-
> arch/arm/include/asm/xen/page.h | 22 +-
> arch/arm/xen/enlighten.c | 6 +-
> arch/arm/xen/mm.c | 39 ++-
> arch/arm/xen/p2m.c | 6 +-
> arch/x86/include/asm/xen/page.h | 6 +-
> drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c | 5 +-
> drivers/block/xen-blkback/common.h | 17 +-
> drivers/block/xen-blkback/xenbus.c | 9 +-
> drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c | 552 ++++++++++++++++++++-----------
> drivers/net/xen-netback/common.h | 16 +-
> drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c | 167 ++++++----
> drivers/net/xen-netfront.c | 122 +++++--
> drivers/tty/hvc/hvc_xen.c | 4 +-
> drivers/xen/balloon.c | 69 +++-
> drivers/xen/biomerge.c | 8 +
> drivers/xen/events/events_base.c | 2 +-
> drivers/xen/events/events_fifo.c | 2 +-
> drivers/xen/grant-table.c | 32 +-
> drivers/xen/privcmd.c | 8 +-
> drivers/xen/swiotlb-xen.c | 43 ++-
> drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_client.c | 6 +-
> drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c | 3 +-
> drivers/xen/xlate_mmu.c | 124 ++++---
> include/xen/grant_table.h | 51 +++
> include/xen/page.h | 27 +-
> 26 files changed, 937 insertions(+), 435 deletions(-)
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