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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kvm mmu: reduce 50% memory usage
Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 09:43:40PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
>> On 04/29/2010 09:09 PM, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>>> You missed quadrant on 4mb large page emulation with shadow (see updated
>>> patch below).
>> Good catch.
>>
>>> Also for some reason i can't understand the assumption
>>> does not hold for large sptes with TDP, so reverted for now.
>> It's unrelated to TDP, same issue with shadow. I think the
>> calculation is correct. For example the 4th spte for a level=2 page
>> will yield gfn=4*512.
>
> Under testing i see sp at level 2, with sp->gfn == 4096, mmu_set_spte
> setting index 8 to gfn 4096 (whereas kvm_mmu_page_get_gfn returns 4096 +
> 8*512).
>
> Lai, can you please take a look at it? You should see the
> kvm_mmu_page_set_gfn BUG_ON by using -mem-path on hugetlbfs.
>

Could you tell me how you test it? It will be better if I follow
your test steps.

I also hit the kvm_mmu_page_set_gfn BUG_ON, It is because
FNAME(fetch)() set sp->gfn wrong. The patch:
[PATCH] kvm: calculate correct gfn for small host pages which emulates large guest pages
fix it.

I can not hit kvm_mmu_page_set_gfn BUG_ON after this patch also
applied.

So could you tell me your test steps:
The host: ept/npt enabled? 64bit? testing codes in host?
The guest: OS? PAE? 32bit? 64bit? testing codes in guest?

Lai


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