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[Qemu-trivial] [PATCH] Permit -mem-path without sync mmu

From: David Gibson
Subject: [Qemu-trivial] [PATCH] Permit -mem-path without sync mmu
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:02:50 +1000

At present, an explicit test disallows use of -mem-path when kvm is enabled
but KVM_CAP_SYNC_MMU is not set.  In particular, this prevents the user
from using hugetlbfs to back the guest memory.

I can see no reason for this check, and when I asked about it previously,
the only theory offered was that this was a limitation of the very early
days of kvm which only happened to match the SYNC_MMU flag by accident.

This patch, therefore, removes the check.  This is of particular use to
us on POWER, where we haven't yet implement SYNC_MMU, but where backing
the guest with hugepages is possible, and in fact mandatory (for now).

Signed-off-by: David Gibson <address@hidden>
 exec.c |    5 -----
 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/exec.c b/exec.c
index 476b507..041637c 100644
--- a/exec.c
+++ b/exec.c
@@ -2818,11 +2818,6 @@ static void *file_ram_alloc(RAMBlock *block,
         return NULL;
-    if (kvm_enabled() && !kvm_has_sync_mmu()) {
-        fprintf(stderr, "host lacks kvm mmu notifiers, -mem-path 
-        return NULL;
-    }
     if (asprintf(&filename, "%s/qemu_back_mem.XXXXXX", path) == -1) {
         return NULL;

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