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Date:	Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:57:43 +0000
From:	David Vrabel <>
To:	Matt Wilson <>
CC:	Zoltan Kiss <>, <>,
	<>, <>,
	<>, <>,
	Anthony Liguori <>,
	<>, Matt Wilson <>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v6] xen/grant-table: Avoid m2p_override	during

On 24/01/14 05:48, Matt Wilson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 09:23:44PM +0000, Zoltan Kiss wrote:
>> The grant mapping API does m2p_override unnecessarily: only gntdev needs it,
>> for blkback and future netback patches it just cause a lock contention, as
>> those pages never go to userspace. Therefore this series does the following:
>> - the original functions were renamed to __gnttab_[un]map_refs, with a new
>>   parameter m2p_override
>> - based on m2p_override either they follow the original behaviour, or just set
>>   the private flag and call set_phys_to_machine
>> - gnttab_[un]map_refs are now a wrapper to call __gnttab_[un]map_refs with
>>   m2p_override false
>> - a new function gnttab_[un]map_refs_userspace provides the old behaviour
>> It also removes a stray space from page.h and change ret to 0 if
>> XENFEAT_auto_translated_physmap, as that is the only possible return value
>> there.
>> v2:
>> - move the storing of the old mfn in page->index to gnttab_map_refs
>> - move the function header update to a separate patch
>> v3:
>> - a new approach to retain old behaviour where it needed
>> - squash the patches into one
>> v4:
>> - move out the common bits from m2p* functions, and pass pfn/mfn as parameter
>> - clear page->private before doing anything with the page, so m2p_find_override
>>   won't race with this
>> v5:
>> - change return value handling in __gnttab_[un]map_refs
>> - remove a stray space in page.h
>> - add detail why ret = 0 now at some places
>> v6:
>> - don't pass pfn to m2p* functions, just get it locally
>> Signed-off-by: Zoltan Kiss <>
>> Suggested-by: David Vrabel <>
> Apologies for coming in late on this thread. I'm quite behind on
> xen-devel mail that isn't CC: to me.
> It seems to have been forgotten that Anthony and I proposed a similar
> change last November.
> Or am I misunderstanding the change?

Yes, it's equivalent.  There doesn't seem to have been a follow up patch
posted for Anthony's patch so it's not surprising that it's fallen
through the cracks.

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