On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:23 PM, Pankaj Gupta <pagupta(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Not a flag, but a new "Address Range Type GUID". See section
> System Physical Address (SPA) Range Structure" in the ACPI 6.2A
> specification. Since it is a GUID we could define a Linux specific
> type for this case, but spec changes would allow non-Linux hypervisors
> to advertise a standard interface to guests.
I have added new SPA with a GUUID for this memory type and I could add
this new memory type in System memory map. I need help with the namespace
handling for this new type As mentioned in  discussion:
- Create a new namespace for this new memory type
- Teach libnvdimm how to handle this new namespace
I have some queries on this:
1] How namespace handling of this new memory type would be?
This would be a namespace that creates a pmem device, but does not allow DAX.
2] There are existing namespace types:
ND_DEVICE_NAMESPACE_IO, ND_DEVICE_NAMESPACE_PMEM, ND_DEVICE_NAMESPACE_BLK
How libnvdimm will handle this new name-space type in conjuction with existing
memory type, region & namespaces?
The type will be either ND_DEVICE_NAMESPACE_IO or
ND_DEVICE_NAMESPACE_PMEM depending on whether you configure KVM to
provide a virtual NVDIMM and label space. In other words the only
difference between this range and a typical persistent memory range is
that we will have a flag to disable DAX operation.
See the usage of nvdimm_has_cache() in pmem_attach_disk() as an
example of how to pass attributes about the "region" to the the pmem
3] For sending guest to host flush commands we still have to think about some
I thought we discussed this being a paravirtualized virtio command ring?