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Date:	Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:40:08 +0100
From:	David Vrabel <>
To:	Matt Rushton <>, <>,
CC:	<>, <>,
	<>, Matt Rushton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] xen/setup: Remap Xen Identity Mapped RAM

On 11/08/14 18:34, Matt Rushton wrote:
> Instead of ballooning up and down dom0 memory this remaps the existing mfns
> that were replaced by the identity map. The reason for this is that the
> existing implementation ballooned memory up and and down which caused dom0
> to have discontiguous pages. In some cases this resulted in the use of bounce
> buffers which reduced network I/O performance significantly. This change will
> honor the existing order of the pages with the exception of some boundary
> conditions.
> To do this we need to update both the Linux p2m table and the Xen m2p table.
> Particular care must be taken when updating the p2m table since it's important
> to limit table memory consumption and reuse the existing leaf pages which get
> freed when an entire leaf page is set to the identity map. To implement this,
> mapping updates are grouped into blocks with table entries getting cached
> temporarily and then released.

What's changed in this version?

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