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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/3] paravirt: rename paravirt_enabled to paravirt_legacy
On Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 10:31:36AM -0500, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> This range is reserved for hypervisors but the only hypervisor that uses it
> is Xen PV (lguest doesn't run in 64-bit mode).

Yeah, this is mentioned in arch/x86/include/asm/page_64_types.h:

/*
* Set __PAGE_OFFSET to the most negative possible address +
* PGDIR_SIZE*16 (pgd slot 272). The gap is to allow a space for a
* hypervisor to fit. Choosing 16 slots here is arbitrary, but it's
* what Xen requires.
*/
#define __PAGE_OFFSET _AC(0xffff880000000000, UL)

It is also in Documentation/x86/x86_64/mm.txt:

ffff800000000000 - ffff87ffffffffff (=43 bits) guard hole, reserved for hypervisor

albeit a bit laconic.

Thanks.

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Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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