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From: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>
To: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@citrix.com>
Cc: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org, "Olaf Hering" <olaf@aepfle.de>,
	"Wei Liu" <wei.liu2@citrix.com>,
	"Roger Pau Monné" <roger.pau@citrix.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH qemu-xen 4.10 & 4.11] xen_disk: Disable file locking for the PV disk backend
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 15:54:13 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190522145413.GA2373@zion.uk.xensource.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190522145140.12943-1-anthony.perard@citrix.com>

On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 03:51:40PM +0100, Anthony PERARD wrote:
> Since QEMU 2.10 (or qemu-xen-4.10), qemu locks disk images to avoid
> them been re-opened in a different qemu process.
> 
> With Xen, there are two issues:
> - For HVM guests, a disk image can be open twice! One by the
>   emulation driver, and one by the PV backend.
> - During migration, the qemu process of the newly spawned domain may
>   attempt to access the disk image before the domain been migrated
>   and the qemu process are been completely destroyed.
> 
> Migration of HVM guest as been taken care of in libxl, but migration
> of PV guest with qdisk and HVM guest attempting to access the PV disk
> before unplugging the emulated disk are still an issue.
> 
> For these reasons, we don't want to have QEMU use a locking mechanism
> with the PV backend.
> 
> This is already done by db9ff46eeb in QEMU upstream, or QEMU 4.0.
> 
> Affected version of QEMU are:
> - qemu-xen of Xen 4.10 and 4.11
> - QEMU 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 3.0 and 3.1
> 
> Signed-off-by: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@citrix.com>
> 
> ---
> 
> Hi Olaf, Roger, Wei,
> 
> Instead of a fix in libxl (with the reverted patch "libxl: fix
> migration of PV and PVH domUs with and without qemu"), what do you
> think of this QEMU patch?  It is much simpler that trying to work
> around the issue in libxl, and it fix one more problem that still
> exist.
> 
> This patch is only for stable branches as Xen unstable already have a
> qemu with a similar patch.
> 
> Can you give it a try with one of the affected qemu? (qemu-xen-4.10 or
> qemu-xen-4.11)
> 
> Thanks,

Thanks for stepping up. :-)

> ---
>  hw/block/xen_disk.c | 9 ++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/hw/block/xen_disk.c b/hw/block/xen_disk.c
> index e431bd89e8..cbff174a98 100644
> --- a/hw/block/xen_disk.c
> +++ b/hw/block/xen_disk.c
> @@ -1084,11 +1084,18 @@ static int blk_connect(struct XenDevice *xendev)
>          Error *local_err = NULL;
>          QDict *options = NULL;
>  
> +        options = qdict_new();
> +
>          if (strcmp(blkdev->fileproto, "<unset>")) {
> -            options = qdict_new();
>              qdict_put_str(options, "driver", blkdev->fileproto);
>          }
>  
> +        /*
> +         * It is necessary to turn file locking off as an emulated device
> +         * may have already opened the same image file.
> +         */
> +        qdict_put_str(options, "file.locking", "off");
> +
>          /* setup via xenbus -> create new block driver instance */
>          xen_pv_printf(&blkdev->xendev, 2, "create new bdrv (xenbus setup)\n");
>          blkdev->blk = blk_new_open(blkdev->filename, NULL, options,
> -- 
> Anthony PERARD
> 

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From: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>
To: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@citrix.com>
Cc: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org, "Olaf Hering" <olaf@aepfle.de>,
	"Wei Liu" <wei.liu2@citrix.com>,
	"Roger Pau Monné" <roger.pau@citrix.com>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH qemu-xen 4.10 & 4.11] xen_disk: Disable file locking for the PV disk backend
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 15:54:13 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190522145413.GA2373@zion.uk.xensource.com> (raw)
Message-ID: <20190522145413.h2sL7MgyBDQqXMtznk2iBEUthf____c74RZGtaxkQFA@z> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190522145140.12943-1-anthony.perard@citrix.com>

On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 03:51:40PM +0100, Anthony PERARD wrote:
> Since QEMU 2.10 (or qemu-xen-4.10), qemu locks disk images to avoid
> them been re-opened in a different qemu process.
> 
> With Xen, there are two issues:
> - For HVM guests, a disk image can be open twice! One by the
>   emulation driver, and one by the PV backend.
> - During migration, the qemu process of the newly spawned domain may
>   attempt to access the disk image before the domain been migrated
>   and the qemu process are been completely destroyed.
> 
> Migration of HVM guest as been taken care of in libxl, but migration
> of PV guest with qdisk and HVM guest attempting to access the PV disk
> before unplugging the emulated disk are still an issue.
> 
> For these reasons, we don't want to have QEMU use a locking mechanism
> with the PV backend.
> 
> This is already done by db9ff46eeb in QEMU upstream, or QEMU 4.0.
> 
> Affected version of QEMU are:
> - qemu-xen of Xen 4.10 and 4.11
> - QEMU 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 3.0 and 3.1
> 
> Signed-off-by: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@citrix.com>
> 
> ---
> 
> Hi Olaf, Roger, Wei,
> 
> Instead of a fix in libxl (with the reverted patch "libxl: fix
> migration of PV and PVH domUs with and without qemu"), what do you
> think of this QEMU patch?  It is much simpler that trying to work
> around the issue in libxl, and it fix one more problem that still
> exist.
> 
> This patch is only for stable branches as Xen unstable already have a
> qemu with a similar patch.
> 
> Can you give it a try with one of the affected qemu? (qemu-xen-4.10 or
> qemu-xen-4.11)
> 
> Thanks,

Thanks for stepping up. :-)

> ---
>  hw/block/xen_disk.c | 9 ++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/hw/block/xen_disk.c b/hw/block/xen_disk.c
> index e431bd89e8..cbff174a98 100644
> --- a/hw/block/xen_disk.c
> +++ b/hw/block/xen_disk.c
> @@ -1084,11 +1084,18 @@ static int blk_connect(struct XenDevice *xendev)
>          Error *local_err = NULL;
>          QDict *options = NULL;
>  
> +        options = qdict_new();
> +
>          if (strcmp(blkdev->fileproto, "<unset>")) {
> -            options = qdict_new();
>              qdict_put_str(options, "driver", blkdev->fileproto);
>          }
>  
> +        /*
> +         * It is necessary to turn file locking off as an emulated device
> +         * may have already opened the same image file.
> +         */
> +        qdict_put_str(options, "file.locking", "off");
> +
>          /* setup via xenbus -> create new block driver instance */
>          xen_pv_printf(&blkdev->xendev, 2, "create new bdrv (xenbus setup)\n");
>          blkdev->blk = blk_new_open(blkdev->filename, NULL, options,
> -- 
> Anthony PERARD
> 

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  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-22 14:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-22 14:51 [PATCH qemu-xen 4.10 & 4.11] xen_disk: Disable file locking for the PV disk backend Anthony PERARD
2019-05-22 14:51 ` [Xen-devel] " Anthony PERARD
2019-05-22 14:54 ` Wei Liu [this message]
2019-05-22 14:54   ` Wei Liu
2019-05-22 17:54 ` Olaf Hering
2019-05-22 17:54   ` [Xen-devel] " Olaf Hering
2019-05-23  9:41   ` Anthony PERARD
2019-05-23  9:41     ` [Xen-devel] " Anthony PERARD
2019-06-05 10:53     ` Anthony PERARD
2019-06-14 13:23       ` Olaf Hering

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