>From this discussion:
I investigated whether it is feasible to re-enable deferred page
initialization on xen's para-vitalized domains. After studying the
code, I found non-intrusive way to do just that.
All we need to do is to assume that page-table's pages are pinned early in
boot, which is always true, and add a new PV OP call to notify guests that
boot allocator is finished, so we can set all the necessary fields in
already initialized struct pages.
I have tested this on my laptop with 64-bit kernel, but I would appreciate
if someone could provide more xen testing.
Apply against: linux-next. Enable the following configs:
The above two are needed to test deferred page initialization on PV Xen
domains. If fix is applied correctly, dmesg should output line(s) like this
[ 0.266180] node 0 initialised, 717570 pages in 36ms
This is needed to poison struct page's memory, otherwise it would be all
Verifies that we do not access struct pages flags while memory is still
poisoned (struct pages are not initialized yet).
Pavel Tatashin (1):
xen, mm: Allow deferred page initalization for xen pv domains
arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h | 9 +++++++++
arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt_types.h | 3 +++
arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c | 1 +
arch/x86/mm/init_32.c | 1 +
arch/x86/mm/init_64.c | 1 +
arch/x86/xen/mmu_pv.c | 38 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
mm/page_alloc.c | 4 ----
7 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)