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Subject[PATCH] Xen-SWIOTLB fixes (v4) for v3.7
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The original problem was:
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"if one boots a PV 64-bit guests with more than 4GB, the SWIOTLB [Xen]
gets turned on - and 64MB of precious low-memory gets used." was totally
bogus. The SWIOTLB that gets turned on is the *native* one - which does
not exhaust any low-memory of the host. But it does eat up perfectly
fine 64MB of the guest and never gets used.

So this patchset has some things I wanted to do for some time:
[PATCH 01/10] xen/swiotlb: Simplify the logic.

Just so that next time I am not confused.

[PATCH 02/10] xen/swiotlb: With more than 4GB on 64-bit, disable the

and don't turn the *native* SWIOTLB on PV guests and waste those 64MB.
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The rest are exciting new patches - basically I want to emulate what
IA64 does which is to turn on the SWIOTLB late in the bootup cycle.
This means not using the alloc_bootmem and having a "late" variant
to initialize SWIOTLB. There is some surgery in the SWIOTLB library:
[PATCH 03/10] swiotlb: add the late swiotlb initialization function

to allow it to use an io_tlb passed in. Note: I hadn't tested this
on IA64 and that is something I need to do.

And then the implementation in the Xen-SWIOTLB to use it:
[PATCH 06/10] xen/swiotlb: Use the swiotlb_late_init_with_tbl to
along with Xen PCI frontend to utilize it.
[PATCH 07/10] xen/pcifront: Use Xen-SWIOTLB when initting if

The end result is that a PV guest can now dynamically(*) deal with
PCI passthrough cards. I say "dynamically" b/c if one boots a PV guest
with more than 3GB without using 'e820_hole' (or is it called 'e820_host'
now?) the PCI subsystem won't be able to squeeze the BARs as they
are RAM occupied. The workaround is to boot with 'e820_hole' or some
new work where we manipulate at boot time the E820 to leave a nice
big 1GB hole under 4G - and with all the work on the P2M tree that
should be fairly easy actually.

Note: If one uses 'iommu=soft' on the Linux command line, the Xen-SWIOTLB
still gets turned on.


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