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2007-01-07Linux 2.6.20-rc4v2.6.20-rc4Linus Torvalds1-1/+1
2007-01-07Revert "[PATCH] binfmt_elf: randomize PIE binaries (2nd try)"Linus Torvalds1-7/+1
This reverts commit 59287c0913cc9a6c75712a775f6c1c1ef418ef3b. Hugh Dickins reports that it causes random failures on x86 with SuSE 10.2, and points out "Isn't that randomization, anywhere from 0x10000 to ELF_ET_DYN_BASE, sure to place the ET_DYN from time to time just where the comment says it's trying to avoid? I assume that somehow results in the error reported." (where the comment in question is the existing comment in the source code about mmap/brk clashes). Suggested-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Acked-by: Marcus Meissner <meissner@suse.de> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-2.6Linus Torvalds1-5/+33
* master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/driver-2.6: [PATCH] Driver core: Fix prefix driver links in /sys/module by bus-name
2007-01-06Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/pci-2.6Linus Torvalds1-1/+1
* master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/pci-2.6: [PATCH] PCI: disable PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE
2007-01-06Merge master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb-2.6Linus Torvalds11-76/+235
* master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb-2.6: USB: asix: Fix AX88772 device PHY selection USB: usblp.c - add Kyocera Mita FS 820 to list of "quirky" printers sisusb_con warning fixes USB: Fixed bug in endpoint release function. USB: small update to Documentation/usb/acm.txt USB storage: fix ipod ejecting issue USB Storage: unusual_devs: add supertop drives USB: omap_udc build fixes (sync with linux-omap) USB: funsoft is borken on sparc USB: fix interaction between different interfaces in an "Option" usb device UHCI: support device_may_wakeup UHCI: make test for ASUS motherboard more specific
2007-01-06Merge branch 'i2c-for-linus' of git://jdelvare.pck.nerim.net/jdelvare-2.6Linus Torvalds7-21/+51
* 'i2c-for-linus' of git://jdelvare.pck.nerim.net/jdelvare-2.6: i2c/m41t00: Do not forget to write year i2c-mv64xxx: Fix random oops at boot i2c: Migration aids for i2c_adapter.dev removal i2c-pnx: Add entry to MAINTAINERS i2c-pnx: Fix interrupt handler, get rid of EARLY config option
2007-01-06[PATCH] connector: some fixes for ia64 unaligned access errorsErik Jacobson1-5/+6
On ia64, the various functions that make up cn_proc.c cause kernel unaligned access errors. If you are using these, for example, to get notification about all tasks forking and exiting, you get multiple unaligned access errors per process. Use put_unaligned() in the appropriate palces to fix this. Signed-off-by: Erik Jacobson <erikj@sgi.com> Cc: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@2ka.mipt.ru> Cc: "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] shrink_all_memory(): fix lru_pages handlingAndrew Morton1-17/+16
At the end of shrink_all_memory() we forget to recalculate lru_pages: it can be zero. Fix that up, and add a helper function for this operation too. Also, recalculate lru_pages each time around the inner loop to get the balancing correct. Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] fix garbage instead of zeroes in UFSEvgeniy Dushistov2-36/+30
Looks like this is the problem, which point Al Viro some time ago: ufs's get_block callback allocates 16k of disk at a time, and links that entire 16k into the file's metadata. But because get_block is called for only a single buffer_head (a 2k buffer_head in this case?) we are only able to tell the VFS that this 2k is buffer_new(). So when ufs_getfrag_block() is later called to map some more data in the file, and when that data resides within the remaining 14k of this fragment, ufs_getfrag_block() will incorrectly return a !buffer_new() buffer_head. I don't see _right_ way to do nullification of whole block, if use inode page cache, some pages may be outside of inode limits (inode size), and will be lost; if use blockdev page cache it is possible to zero real data, if later inode page cache will be used. The simpliest way, as can I see usage of block device page cache, but not only mark dirty, but also sync it during "nullification". I use my simple tests collection, which I used for check that create,open,write,read,close works on ufs, and I see that this patch makes ufs code 18% slower then before. Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] fix OOM killing of swapoffHugh Dickins1-6/+6
These days, if you swapoff when there isn't enough memory, OOM killer gives "BUG: scheduling while atomic" and the machine hangs: badness() needs to do its PF_SWAPOFF return after the task_unlock (tasklist_lock is also held here, so p isn't going to be freed: PF_SWAPOFF might get turned off at any moment, but that doesn't really matter). Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] fix the toshiba_acpi write_lcd return valueMatthijs van Otterdijk1-3/+6
write_lcd() in toshiba_acpi returns 0 on success since the big ACPI patch merged in 2.6.20-rc2. It should return count. Signed-off-by: Matthijs van Otterdijk <thotter@gmail.com> Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] qconf: fix SIGSEGV on empty menu itemsCyrill V. Gorcunov2-2/+12
qconf may cause SIGSEGV by trying to show debug information on empty menu items Signed-off-by: Cyrill V. Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com> Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] Check for populated zone in __drain_pagesChristoph Lameter1-0/+3
Both process_zones() and drain_node_pages() check for populated zones before touching pagesets. However, __drain_pages does not do so, This may result in a NULL pointer dereference for pagesets in unpopulated zones if a NUMA setup is combined with cpu hotplug. Initially the unpopulated zone has the pcp pointers pointing to the boot pagesets. Since the zone is not populated the boot pageset pointers will not be changed during page allocator and slab bootstrap. If a cpu is later brought down (first call to __drain_pages()) then the pcp pointers for cpus in unpopulated zones are set to NULL since __drain_pages does not first check for an unpopulated zone. If the cpu is then brought up again then we call process_zones() which will ignore the unpopulated zone. So the pageset pointers will still be NULL. If the cpu is then again brought down then __drain_pages will attempt to drain pages by following the NULL pageset pointer for unpopulated zones. Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <clameter@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] hpt37x: Two important bug fixesAlan1-3/+3
The HPT37x driver very carefully handles DMA completions and the needed fixups are done on pci registers 0x50 and 0x52. This is unfortunate because the actual registers are 0x50 and 0x54. Fixing this offset cures the second channel problems reported. Secondly there are some problems with the HPT370 and certain ATA drives. The filter code however only filters ATAPI devices due to a reversed type check. Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] pata_optidma: typo in KconfigAlexey Dobriyan1-1/+1
Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com> Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Simplify test for interrupt windowDor Laor2-4/+2
No need to test for rflags.if as both VT and SVM specs assure us that on exit caused from interrupt window opening, 'if' is set. Signed-off-by: Dor Laor <dor.laor@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Simplify mmu_alloc_roots()Ingo Molnar1-6/+6
Small optimization/cleanup: page == page_header(page->page_hpa) Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Make loading cr3 more robustIngo Molnar1-1/+13
Prevent the guest's loading of a corrupt cr3 (pointing at no guest phsyical page) from crashing the host. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Add missing dirty bitAvi Kivity1-0/+1
If we emulate a write, we fail to set the dirty bit on the guest pte, leading the guest to believe the page is clean, and thus lose data. Bad. Fix by setting the guest pte dirty bit under such conditions. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Don't set guest cr3 from vmx_vcpu_setup()Avi Kivity1-2/+0
It overwrites the right cr3 set from mmu setup. Happens only with the test harness. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Add missing 'break'Avi Kivity1-0/+1
Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Avoid oom on cr3 switchIngo Molnar1-0/+2
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Initialize vcpu->kvm a little earlierAvi Kivity1-1/+1
Fixes oops on early close of /dev/kvm. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: Improve reporting of vmwrite errorsAvi Kivity1-3/+9
This will allow us to see the root cause when a vmwrite error happens. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: add audit code to check mappings, etc are correctAvi Kivity2-2/+189
Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Destroy mmu while we still have a vcpu leftAvi Kivity1-1/+1
mmu_destroy flushes the guest tlb (indirectly), which needs a valid vcpu. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Flush guest tlb when reducing permissions on a pteAvi Kivity1-1/+6
If we reduce permissions on a pte, we must flush the cached copy of the pte from the guest's tlb. This is implemented at the moment by flushing the entire guest tlb, and can be improved by flushing just the relevant virtual address, if it is known. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Detect oom conditions and propagate error to userspaceAvi Kivity4-19/+50
Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Replace atomic allocations by preallocated objectsAvi Kivity4-37/+153
The mmu sometimes needs memory for reverse mapping and parent pte chains. however, we can't allocate from within the mmu because of the atomic context. So, move the allocations to a central place that can be executed before the main mmu machinery, where we can bail out on failure before any damage is done. (error handling is deffered for now, but the basic structure is there) Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Free pages on kvm destructionAvi Kivity1-2/+7
Because mmu pages have attached rmap and parent pte chain structures, we need to zap them before freeing so the attached structures are freed. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Treat user-mode faults as a hint that a page is no longer ↵Avi Kivity1-1/+12
a page table Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Fix cmpxchg8b emulationAvi Kivity2-1/+28
cmpxchg8b uses edx:eax as the compare operand, not edi:eax. cmpxchg8b is used by 32-bit pae guests to set page table entries atomically, and this is emulated touching shadowed guest page tables. Also, implement it for 32-bit hosts. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Never free a shadow page actively serving as a rootAvi Kivity2-2/+19
We always need cr3 to point to something valid, so if we detect that we're freeing a root page, simply push it back to the top of the active list. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Page table write flood protectionAvi Kivity2-1/+18
In fork() (or when we protect a page that is no longer a page table), we can experience floods of writes to a page, which have to be emulated. This is expensive. So, if we detect such a flood, zap the page so subsequent writes can proceed natively. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: If an empty shadow page is not empty, report more infoAvi Kivity1-4/+8
Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Ensure freed shadow pages are cleanAvi Kivity1-0/+1
Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: <ove is_empty_shadow_page() above kvm_mmu_free_page()Avi Kivity1-10/+10
Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Handle misaligned accesses to write protected guest page ↵Avi Kivity1-2/+17
tables A misaligned access affects two shadow ptes instead of just one. Since a misaligned access is unlikely to occur on a real page table, just zap the page out of existence, avoiding further trouble. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Remove release_pt_page_64()Avi Kivity1-29/+0
Unused. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Remove invlpg interceptionAvi Kivity5-62/+0
Since we write protect shadowed guest page tables, there is no need to trap page invalidations (the guest will always change the mapping before issuing the invlpg instruction). Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: oom handlingAvi Kivity5-43/+37
When beginning to process a page fault, make sure we have enough shadow pages available to service the fault. If not, free some pages. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: kvm_mmu_put_page() only removes one link to the pageAvi Kivity1-4/+4
... and so must not free it unconditionally. Move the freeing to kvm_mmu_zap_page(). Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Implement child shadow unlinkingAvi Kivity1-4/+38
When removing a page table, we must maintain the parent_pte field all child shadow page tables. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: If emulating an instruction fails, try unprotecting the pageAvi Kivity3-0/+61
A page table may have been recycled into a regular page, and so any instruction can be executed on it. Unprotect the page and let the cpu do its thing. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Zap shadow page table entries on writes to guest page tablesAvi Kivity1-0/+36
Iterate over all shadow pages which correspond to a the given guest page table and remove the mappings. A subsequent page fault will reestablish the new mapping. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Support emulated writes into RAMAvi Kivity3-0/+36
As the mmu write protects guest page table, we emulate those writes. Since they are not mmio, there is no need to go to userspace to perform them. So, perform the writes in the kernel if possible, and notify the mmu about them so it can take the approriate action. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Let the walker extract the target page gfn from the pteAvi Kivity2-17/+31
This fixes a problem where set_pte_common() looked for shadowed pages based on the page directory gfn (a huge page) instead of the actual gfn being mapped. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Write protect guest pages when a shadow is created for themAvi Kivity2-18/+55
When we cache a guest page table into a shadow page table, we need to prevent further access to that page by the guest, as that would render the cache incoherent. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Shadow page table cachingAvi Kivity3-34/+280
Define a hashtable for caching shadow page tables. Look up the cache on context switch (cr3 change) or during page faults. The key to the cache is a combination of - the guest page table frame number - the number of paging levels in the guest * we can cache real mode, 32-bit mode, pae, and long mode page tables simultaneously. this is useful for smp bootup. - the guest page table table * some kernels use a page as both a page table and a page directory. this allows multiple shadow pages to exist for that page, one per level - the "quadrant" * 32-bit mode page tables span 4MB, whereas a shadow page table spans 2MB. similarly, a 32-bit page directory spans 4GB, while a shadow page directory spans 1GB. the quadrant allows caching up to 4 shadow page tables for one guest page in one level. - a "metaphysical" bit * for real mode, and for pse pages, there is no guest page table, so set the bit to avoid write protecting the page. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2007-01-06[PATCH] KVM: MMU: Make kvm_mmu_alloc_page() return a kvm_mmu_page pointerAvi Kivity2-15/+15
This allows further manipulation on the shadow page table. Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>