Patchwork xen: avoid tracking the region 0xa0000 - 0xbffff

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Submitter Stefano Stabellini
Date June 14, 2011, 3:24 p.m.
Message ID <alpine.DEB.2.00.1106141614440.12963@kaball-desktop>
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Permalink /patch/100358/
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Alexander Graf - June 14, 2011, 3:24 p.m.
On 06/14/2011 05:24 PM, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> On 14.06.2011, at 13:48, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>>> On 03.06.2011, at 17:56,<stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>  <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> From: Stefano Stabellini<stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
>>>>>
>>>>> Xen can only do dirty bit tracking for one memory region, so we should
>>>>> explicitly avoid trying to track the legacy VGA region between 0xa0000
>>>>> and 0xbffff, rather than trying and failing.
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini<stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> xen-all.c |    4 ++++
>>>>> 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/xen-all.c b/xen-all.c
>>>>> index 9a5c3ec..1fdc2e8 100644
>>>>> --- a/xen-all.c
>>>>> +++ b/xen-all.c
>>>>> @@ -218,6 +218,10 @@ static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
>>>>>     if (get_physmapping(state, start_addr, size)) {
>>>>>         return 0;
>>>>>     }
>>>>> +    /* do not try to map legacy VGA memory */
>>>>> +    if (start_addr>= 0xa0000&&  start_addr + size<= 0xbffff) {
>>>> I don't quite like the hardcoded range here. What exactly is the issue? The fact that you can only map a single region? Then do a counter and fail when it's>  1.
>>> That is what we were doing before: succeeding the first time and
>>> failing from the second time on.
>>> By "coincidence" the second time was the range 0xa0000-0xbffff so
>>> everything worked as expected, but it wasn't obvious why.
>>> I am just trying to make sure that one year from now it will be clear
>>> just looking at the code why it works.
>>>
>>>
>>>> If you don't want to map the VGA region as memory slot, why not change the actual mapping code in the cirrus adapter?
>>> Because I didn't want to introduce any ugly if (xen_enable()) in generic
>>> code, if it is that simple to catch the issue from xen specific code.
>> Well sure, but 2 years from now yet another region will be introduced that might even be registered before the FB and everyone's puzzled again :). How about you print a warning when anyone tries to map anything after the first map? Or - as Jan suggests - implement multiple regions.
>>
>> If you prefer, you could even check for the VGA range as "known broken" and only print warnings on others.
> I can do that (actually we already do it) but it wouldn't change the
> fact that if somebody modifies hw/cirrus_vga.c:map_linear_vram to call
> cpu_register_physical_memory_log for the legacy range first, it would
> break xen, that is the problem I was trying to solve.
>
> In order to make the code more reliable, and also catch the scenario
> where another region is registered before the framebuffer, we could do
> something like this, but it is not very pretty:

I agree, but it's probably the most pretty one I've seen so far. I'll 
let others comment on it too before taking it in.


Alex

>
>
> diff --git a/xen-all.c b/xen-all.c
> index 9a5c3ec..de1e724 100644
> --- a/xen-all.c
> +++ b/xen-all.c
> @@ -214,6 +214,7 @@ static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
>       unsigned long i = 0;
>       int rc = 0;
>       XenPhysmap *physmap = NULL;
> +    RAMBlock *block;
>
>       if (get_physmapping(state, start_addr, size)) {
>           return 0;
> @@ -221,7 +222,16 @@ static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
>       if (size<= 0) {
>           return -1;
>       }
> +    /* only add the vga vram to physmap */
> +    QLIST_FOREACH(block,&ram_list.blocks, next) {
> +        if (!strcmp(block->idstr, "vga.vram")&&  block->offset == phys_offset
> +&&  start_addr>  0xbffff) {
> +            goto go_physmap;
> +        }
> +    }
> +    return -1;
>
> +go_physmap:
>       DPRINTF("mapping vram to %llx - %llx, from %llx\n", start_addr, start_addr + size, phys_offset);
>       for (i = 0; i<  size>>  TARGET_PAGE_BITS; i++) {
>           unsigned long idx = (phys_offset>>  TARGET_PAGE_BITS) + i;
Stefano Stabellini - June 14, 2011, 3:24 p.m.
On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, Alexander Graf wrote:
> On 14.06.2011, at 13:48, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, Alexander Graf wrote:
> >> On 03.06.2011, at 17:56, <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com> <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com> wrote:
> >> 
> >>> From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
> >>> 
> >>> Xen can only do dirty bit tracking for one memory region, so we should
> >>> explicitly avoid trying to track the legacy VGA region between 0xa0000
> >>> and 0xbffff, rather than trying and failing.
> >>> 
> >>> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
> >>> ---
> >>> xen-all.c |    4 ++++
> >>> 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >>> 
> >>> diff --git a/xen-all.c b/xen-all.c
> >>> index 9a5c3ec..1fdc2e8 100644
> >>> --- a/xen-all.c
> >>> +++ b/xen-all.c
> >>> @@ -218,6 +218,10 @@ static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
> >>>    if (get_physmapping(state, start_addr, size)) {
> >>>        return 0;
> >>>    }
> >>> +    /* do not try to map legacy VGA memory */
> >>> +    if (start_addr >= 0xa0000 && start_addr + size <= 0xbffff) {
> >> 
> >> I don't quite like the hardcoded range here. What exactly is the issue? The fact that you can only map a single region? Then do a counter and fail when it's > 1. 
> > 
> > That is what we were doing before: succeeding the first time and
> > failing from the second time on.
> > By "coincidence" the second time was the range 0xa0000-0xbffff so
> > everything worked as expected, but it wasn't obvious why.
> > I am just trying to make sure that one year from now it will be clear
> > just looking at the code why it works.
> > 
> > 
> >> If you don't want to map the VGA region as memory slot, why not change the actual mapping code in the cirrus adapter?
> > 
> > Because I didn't want to introduce any ugly if (xen_enable()) in generic
> > code, if it is that simple to catch the issue from xen specific code.
> 
> Well sure, but 2 years from now yet another region will be introduced that might even be registered before the FB and everyone's puzzled again :). How about you print a warning when anyone tries to map anything after the first map? Or - as Jan suggests - implement multiple regions.
> 
> If you prefer, you could even check for the VGA range as "known broken" and only print warnings on others.

I can do that (actually we already do it) but it wouldn't change the
fact that if somebody modifies hw/cirrus_vga.c:map_linear_vram to call
cpu_register_physical_memory_log for the legacy range first, it would
break xen, that is the problem I was trying to solve.

In order to make the code more reliable, and also catch the scenario
where another region is registered before the framebuffer, we could do
something like this, but it is not very pretty:
Alexander Graf - June 15, 2011, 8:09 a.m.
On 14.06.2011, at 17:24, Stefano Stabellini wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> On 14.06.2011, at 13:48, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>> 
>>> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, Alexander Graf wrote:
>>>> On 03.06.2011, at 17:56, <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com> <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
>>>>> 
>>>>> Xen can only do dirty bit tracking for one memory region, so we should
>>>>> explicitly avoid trying to track the legacy VGA region between 0xa0000
>>>>> and 0xbffff, rather than trying and failing.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> xen-all.c |    4 ++++
>>>>> 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>>>> 
>>>>> diff --git a/xen-all.c b/xen-all.c
>>>>> index 9a5c3ec..1fdc2e8 100644
>>>>> --- a/xen-all.c
>>>>> +++ b/xen-all.c
>>>>> @@ -218,6 +218,10 @@ static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
>>>>>   if (get_physmapping(state, start_addr, size)) {
>>>>>       return 0;
>>>>>   }
>>>>> +    /* do not try to map legacy VGA memory */
>>>>> +    if (start_addr >= 0xa0000 && start_addr + size <= 0xbffff) {
>>>> 
>>>> I don't quite like the hardcoded range here. What exactly is the issue? The fact that you can only map a single region? Then do a counter and fail when it's > 1. 
>>> 
>>> That is what we were doing before: succeeding the first time and
>>> failing from the second time on.
>>> By "coincidence" the second time was the range 0xa0000-0xbffff so
>>> everything worked as expected, but it wasn't obvious why.
>>> I am just trying to make sure that one year from now it will be clear
>>> just looking at the code why it works.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> If you don't want to map the VGA region as memory slot, why not change the actual mapping code in the cirrus adapter?
>>> 
>>> Because I didn't want to introduce any ugly if (xen_enable()) in generic
>>> code, if it is that simple to catch the issue from xen specific code.
>> 
>> Well sure, but 2 years from now yet another region will be introduced that might even be registered before the FB and everyone's puzzled again :). How about you print a warning when anyone tries to map anything after the first map? Or - as Jan suggests - implement multiple regions.
>> 
>> If you prefer, you could even check for the VGA range as "known broken" and only print warnings on others.
> 
> I can do that (actually we already do it) but it wouldn't change the
> fact that if somebody modifies hw/cirrus_vga.c:map_linear_vram to call
> cpu_register_physical_memory_log for the legacy range first, it would
> break xen, that is the problem I was trying to solve.
> 
> In order to make the code more reliable, and also catch the scenario
> where another region is registered before the framebuffer, we could do
> something like this, but it is not very pretty:
> 
> 
> 
> diff --git a/xen-all.c b/xen-all.c
> index 9a5c3ec..de1e724 100644
> --- a/xen-all.c
> +++ b/xen-all.c
> @@ -214,6 +214,7 @@ static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
>     unsigned long i = 0;
>     int rc = 0;
>     XenPhysmap *physmap = NULL;
> +    RAMBlock *block;
> 
>     if (get_physmapping(state, start_addr, size)) {
>         return 0;
> @@ -221,7 +222,16 @@ static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
>     if (size <= 0) {
>         return -1;
>     }
> +    /* only add the vga vram to physmap */

Please add a comment here, explaining that Xen can only handle a single dirty log region for now, and that we want the linear framebuffer to be that region. Also, please resend with proper patch headers and I'll pull it into the xen-next tree.


Alex

> +    QLIST_FOREACH(block, &ram_list.blocks, next) {
> +        if (!strcmp(block->idstr, "vga.vram") && block->offset == phys_offset
> +                && start_addr > 0xbffff) {
> +            goto go_physmap;
> +        }
> +    }
> +    return -1;
> 
> +go_physmap:
>     DPRINTF("mapping vram to %llx - %llx, from %llx\n", start_addr, start_addr + size, phys_offset);
>     for (i = 0; i < size >> TARGET_PAGE_BITS; i++) {
>         unsigned long idx = (phys_offset >> TARGET_PAGE_BITS) + i;
Stefano Stabellini - June 15, 2011, 4:27 p.m.
On Wed, 15 Jun 2011, Alexander Graf wrote:
> Please add a comment here, explaining that Xen can only handle a single dirty log region for now, and that we want the linear framebuffer to be that region. Also, please resend with proper patch headers and I'll pull it into the xen-next tree.
> 

OK, I'll do that.

Patch

diff --git a/xen-all.c b/xen-all.c
index 9a5c3ec..de1e724 100644
--- a/xen-all.c
+++ b/xen-all.c
@@ -214,6 +214,7 @@  static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
     unsigned long i = 0;
     int rc = 0;
     XenPhysmap *physmap = NULL;
+    RAMBlock *block;
 
     if (get_physmapping(state, start_addr, size)) {
         return 0;
@@ -221,7 +222,16 @@  static int xen_add_to_physmap(XenIOState *state,
     if (size <= 0) {
         return -1;
     }
+    /* only add the vga vram to physmap */
+    QLIST_FOREACH(block, &ram_list.blocks, next) {
+        if (!strcmp(block->idstr, "vga.vram") && block->offset == phys_offset
+                && start_addr > 0xbffff) {
+            goto go_physmap;
+        }
+    }
+    return -1;
 
+go_physmap:
     DPRINTF("mapping vram to %llx - %llx, from %llx\n", start_addr, start_addr + size, phys_offset);
     for (i = 0; i < size >> TARGET_PAGE_BITS; i++) {
         unsigned long idx = (phys_offset >> TARGET_PAGE_BITS) + i;