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Re: [Libvir] Bug in the virDomainGetInfo() API of libvirt 0.1.9 with Xen 3.0.3

On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 03:04:57PM +0100, Philippe Berthault wrote:
> Daniel Veillard a écrit :
> >  I think Xen just returns -1 when the field is uninitialized, probably
> >meaning 'all physical memory'. Once you use "xm mem-max 0 ..." then it
> >consider the Dom0 domain constrained, but not before. And since there
> >are machine where it's possible to hot plug new memory this is a way to
> >not poll the current physical memory, a bit weird but that can be 
> >understood.
> >  
> The signed value -1, "casted" in C/C++ in unsigned integer, gives the 
> value 4294967295. The Max memory value returned by virsh is 4294967292. 
> There is a small difference (3), so the value returned by Xen can't be -1.

You're forgetting though, that xen measures this in terms of pages. Libvirt
converts that to bytes. The virsh converts it to KB when printing it.

$cat > demo.c <<EOF

#include <stdio.h>

int main() {
  unsigned int max_pages = ~0U;
  unsigned long long mem = (unsigned long long)max_pages * 4096ull;
  unsigned long memkb = mem / 1024;

  printf("%u %llu %lu\n",

$ gcc -o demo demo.c 
$ ./demo 
4294967295 17592186040320 4294967292

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