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SubjectRe: [patch 0/6] Guest page hinting version 6.

On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 18:55 +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> >
> > My other concern is just correctness over time on the Linux side. We already
> > have enough trouble keeping things like the pte and page structure state in
> > sync, with resulting rare data-loss bugs. Adding another layer which only
> > applies in specific environments raises the possibility for new bugs to be
> > un-noticed for a long time. How can we structure the VM changes to make sure
> > that its robust in the face of maintenance?
> Yes, that's the main concern, as whenever lots of subtlety is added.
> I wonder if there's any chance of a CONFIG_DEBUG mode, which could be
> run on anybody's x86 machine, without involving any virtualization, but
> in which the PAGE_STATEs become essential to the correct working of the mm.

How about a fake hypervisor, which is really just a random page evictor,
following the rules of CMM?

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