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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: use pgd accessors when cloning a pgd range.
 On 10/27/2010 10:44 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:31:37AM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>>> Xen shouldn't have any users of this, since it's used for low-level
>>> operations like SMP bootstrap, suspend to RAM, reboot and low-level
>>> BIOS functionality.
>>>
>> Right, but it is being called smack in the middle of setup_arch(). It
>> looks like they could be hidden away in
>> native_pagetable_setup_start/done though.
> I think I can put the second sync-back clone_pgd_range in
> native_pagetable_setup_done but the first one needs to take place right
> at the beginning of setup_arch() because a lot of code in-between relies
> on swapper_pg_dir containing proper entries.

OK.

> Just to make sure I understand you correctly: best it would be for xen
> to not have the copy_pgd_range() calls in setup_arch, correct?

Right. Could you put the first copy into swapper_pg_dir earlier, before
setup_arch() somewhere that's specific to booting via head_32.S?

J


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