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Added by David Gibson about 10 years ago

Virtual hash page table handling on pSeries machine

On pSeries logical partitions, excepting the old POWER4-style full system
partitions, the guest does not have direct access to the hardware page
table. Instead, the pagetable exists in hypervisor memory, and the guest
must manipulate it with hypercalls.

However, our current pSeries emulation more closely resembles the old
style where the guest must set up and handle the pagetables itself. This
patch converts it to act like a modern partition.

This involves two things: first, the hash translation path is modified to
permit the has table to be stored externally to the emulated machine's
RAM. The pSeries machine init code configures the CPUs to use this mode.

Secondly, we emulate the PAPR hypercalls for manipulating the external
hashed page table.

Signed-off-by: David Gibson <>
Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <>


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