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Restructure memory allocation in bhyve to support "devmem".

Description

Restructure memory allocation in bhyve to support "devmem".

devmem is used to represent MMIO devices like the boot ROM or a VESA framebuffer
where doing a trap-and-emulate for every access is impractical. devmem is a
hybrid of system memory (sysmem) and emulated device models.

devmem is mapped in the guest address space via nested page tables similar
to sysmem. However the address range where devmem is mapped may be changed
by the guest at runtime (e.g. by reprogramming a PCI BAR). Also devmem is
usually mapped RO or RW as compared to RWX mappings for sysmem.

Each devmem segment is named (e.g. "bootrom") and this name is used to
create a device node for the devmem segment (e.g. /dev/vmm/testvm.bootrom).
The device node supports mmap(2) and this decouples the host mapping of
devmem from its mapping in the guest address space (which can change).

Reviewed by: tychon
Discussed with: grehan
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D2762
MFC after: 4 weeks

Details

Committed
neelJun 18 2015, 6:00 AM
Reviewer
tychon
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rS284538: The build and installation of rmail(8) is only related to the SENDMAIL option
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