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[Qemu-devel] Re: [kvm-devel] [PATCH 1/5] Use correct types to enable > 2

From: Izik Eidus
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [kvm-devel] [PATCH 1/5] Use correct types to enable > 2G support (v3)
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:29:45 +0200

On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 09:11 -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> KVM supports more than 2GB of memory for x86_64 hosts.  The following patch
> fixes a number of type related issues where int's were being used when they
> shouldn't have been.  It also introduces CMOS support so the BIOS can build
> the appropriate e820 tables.

again, you need patch the bios for this, as the bochs bios doesnt know
how to map memory above 4 giga, and it doesnt know about this CMOS
addresses, (look at the patch that i sent)

> For v2 of this patch, I've moved ram_addr_t to cpu-all.h and switched
> ram_size to be a ram_addr_t.  I've also removed the memory limit check for
> x86_64 (provided kqemu isn't enabled) and enabled the use of a 'M' or 'G'
> suffix for the -m option.  I've also tried to do a more thorough job of
> updating the code to use the proper types.
> This patch also includes support for setting up > 2GB of memory for
> TARGET_I386.  KVM works quite happily with 5GB of ram but I suspect there
> are still some uint32_t's in the non-KVM does not work when using more than
> 3GB of RAM.

yes, the patch for kvm was never desgiend to solve the problems qemu
would have with above 4 giga memory.

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