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From: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
To: Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@gmail.com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v14 6/6] virtio-balloon: Add support for providing unused page reports to host
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:25:54 +0100
Message-ID: <65de00cf-5969-ea2e-545b-2228a4c859b0@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191119214653.24996.90695.stgit@localhost.localdomain>

On 19.11.19 22:46, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
> 
> Add support for the page reporting feature provided by virtio-balloon.
> Reporting differs from the regular balloon functionality in that is is
> much less durable than a standard memory balloon. Instead of creating a
> list of pages that cannot be accessed the pages are only inaccessible
> while they are being indicated to the virtio interface. Once the
> interface has acknowledged them they are placed back into their respective
> free lists and are once again accessible by the guest system.

Maybe add something like "In contrast to ordinary balloon
inflation/deflation, the guest can reuse all reported pages immediately
after reporting has finished, without having to notify the hypervisor
about it (e.g., VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_MUST_TELL_HOST does not apply)."

[...]

>  /*
>   * Balloon device works in 4K page units.  So each page is pointed to by
> @@ -37,6 +38,9 @@
>  #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_FREE_PAGE_SIZE \
>  	(1 << (VIRTIO_BALLOON_FREE_PAGE_ORDER + PAGE_SHIFT))
>  
> +/*  limit on the number of pages that can be on the reporting vq */
> +#define VIRTIO_BALLOON_VRING_HINTS_MAX	16

Maybe rename that from HINTS to REPORTS

> +
>  #ifdef CONFIG_BALLOON_COMPACTION
>  static struct vfsmount *balloon_mnt;
>  #endif
> @@ -46,6 +50,7 @@ enum virtio_balloon_vq {
>  	VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_DEFLATE,
>  	VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_STATS,
>  	VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_FREE_PAGE,
> +	VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_REPORTING,
>  	VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_MAX
>  };
>  
> @@ -113,6 +118,10 @@ struct virtio_balloon {
>  
>  	/* To register a shrinker to shrink memory upon memory pressure */
>  	struct shrinker shrinker;
> +
> +	/* Unused page reporting device */

Sounds like the device is unused :D

"Device info for reporting unused pages" ?

I am in general wondering, should we rename "unused" to "free". I.e.,
"free page reporting" instead of "unused page reporting"? Or what was
the motivation behind using "unused" ?

> +	struct virtqueue *reporting_vq;
> +	struct page_reporting_dev_info pr_dev_info;
>  };
>  
>  static struct virtio_device_id id_table[] = {
> @@ -152,6 +161,32 @@ static void tell_host(struct virtio_balloon *vb, struct virtqueue *vq)
>  
>  }
>  
> +void virtballoon_unused_page_report(struct page_reporting_dev_info *pr_dev_info,
> +				    unsigned int nents)
> +{
> +	struct virtio_balloon *vb =
> +		container_of(pr_dev_info, struct virtio_balloon, pr_dev_info);
> +	struct virtqueue *vq = vb->reporting_vq;
> +	unsigned int unused, err;
> +
> +	/* We should always be able to add these buffers to an empty queue. */

This comment somewhat contradicts the error handling (and comment)
below. Maybe just drop it?

> +	err = virtqueue_add_inbuf(vq, pr_dev_info->sg, nents, vb,
> +				  GFP_NOWAIT | __GFP_NOWARN);
> +
> +	/*
> +	 * In the extremely unlikely case that something has changed and we
> +	 * are able to trigger an error we will simply display a warning
> +	 * and exit without actually processing the pages.
> +	 */
> +	if (WARN_ON(err))
> +		return;

Maybe WARN_ON_ONCE? (to not flood the log on recurring errors)

> +
> +	virtqueue_kick(vq);
> +
> +	/* When host has read buffer, this completes via balloon_ack */
> +	wait_event(vb->acked, virtqueue_get_buf(vq, &unused));

Is it safe to rely on the same ack-ing mechanism as the inflate/deflate
queue? What if both mechanisms are used concurrently and race/both wait
for the hypervisor?

Maybe we need a separate vb->acked + callback function.

> +}
> +
>  static void set_page_pfns(struct virtio_balloon *vb,
>  			  __virtio32 pfns[], struct page *page)
>  {
> @@ -476,6 +511,7 @@ static int init_vqs(struct virtio_balloon *vb)
>  	names[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_DEFLATE] = "deflate";
>  	names[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_STATS] = NULL;
>  	names[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_FREE_PAGE] = NULL;
> +	names[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_REPORTING] = NULL;
>  
>  	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_STATS_VQ)) {
>  		names[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_STATS] = "stats";
> @@ -487,11 +523,19 @@ static int init_vqs(struct virtio_balloon *vb)
>  		callbacks[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_FREE_PAGE] = NULL;
>  	}
>  
> +	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_REPORTING)) {
> +		names[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_REPORTING] = "reporting_vq";
> +		callbacks[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_REPORTING] = balloon_ack;
> +	}
> +
>  	err = vb->vdev->config->find_vqs(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_MAX,
>  					 vqs, callbacks, names, NULL, NULL);
>  	if (err)
>  		return err;
>  
> +	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_REPORTING))
> +		vb->reporting_vq = vqs[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_REPORTING];
> +

I'd register these in the same order they are defined (IOW, move this
further down)

>  	vb->inflate_vq = vqs[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_INFLATE];
>  	vb->deflate_vq = vqs[VIRTIO_BALLOON_VQ_DEFLATE];
>  	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_STATS_VQ)) {
> @@ -932,12 +976,30 @@ static int virtballoon_probe(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>  		if (err)
>  			goto out_del_balloon_wq;
>  	}
> +
> +	vb->pr_dev_info.report = virtballoon_unused_page_report;
> +	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_REPORTING)) {
> +		unsigned int capacity;
> +
> +		capacity = min_t(unsigned int,
> +				 virtqueue_get_vring_size(vb->reporting_vq),
> +				 VIRTIO_BALLOON_VRING_HINTS_MAX);
> +		vb->pr_dev_info.capacity = capacity;
> +
> +		err = page_reporting_register(&vb->pr_dev_info);
> +		if (err)
> +			goto out_unregister_shrinker;
> +	}

It can happen here that we start reporting before marking the device
ready. Can that be problematic?

Maybe we have to ignore any reports in virtballoon_unused_page_report()
until ready...

> +
>  	virtio_device_ready(vdev);
>  
>  	if (towards_target(vb))
>  		virtballoon_changed(vdev);
>  	return 0;
>  
> +out_unregister_shrinker:
> +	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_DEFLATE_ON_OOM))
> +		virtio_balloon_unregister_shrinker(vb);

A sync is done implicitly, right? So after this call, we won't get any
new callbacks/are stuck in a callback.

>  out_del_balloon_wq:
>  	if (virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_FREE_PAGE_HINT))
>  		destroy_workqueue(vb->balloon_wq);
> @@ -966,6 +1028,8 @@ static void virtballoon_remove(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>  {
>  	struct virtio_balloon *vb = vdev->priv;
>  
> +	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_REPORTING))
> +		page_reporting_unregister(&vb->pr_dev_info);

Dito, same question regarding syncs.

>  	if (virtio_has_feature(vb->vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_DEFLATE_ON_OOM))
>  		virtio_balloon_unregister_shrinker(vb);
>  	spin_lock_irq(&vb->stop_update_lock);
> @@ -1038,6 +1102,7 @@ static int virtballoon_validate(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>  	VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_DEFLATE_ON_OOM,
>  	VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_FREE_PAGE_HINT,
>  	VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_PAGE_POISON,
> +	VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_REPORTING,
>  };
>  
>  static struct virtio_driver virtio_balloon_driver = {
> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h
> index a1966cd7b677..19974392d324 100644
> --- a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h
> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h
> @@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
>  #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_DEFLATE_ON_OOM	2 /* Deflate balloon on OOM */
>  #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_FREE_PAGE_HINT	3 /* VQ to report free pages */
>  #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_PAGE_POISON	4 /* Guest is using page poisoning */
> +#define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_REPORTING	5 /* Page reporting virtqueue */
>  
>  /* Size of a PFN in the balloon interface. */
>  #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_PFN_SHIFT 12
> 
> 

Small and powerful patch :)

-- 
Thanks,

David / dhildenb



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Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-19 21:46 [PATCH v14 0/6] mm / virtio: Provide support for unused page reporting Alexander Duyck
2019-11-19 21:46 ` [PATCH v14 1/6] mm: Adjust shuffle code to allow for future coalescing Alexander Duyck
2019-11-27 13:52   ` Mel Gorman
2019-11-19 21:46 ` [PATCH v14 2/6] mm: Use zone and order instead of free area in free_list manipulators Alexander Duyck
2019-11-27 13:54   ` Mel Gorman
2019-11-19 21:46 ` [PATCH v14 3/6] mm: Introduce Reported pages Alexander Duyck
2019-11-27 15:24   ` Mel Gorman
2019-11-27 17:22     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-11-27 18:35       ` Mel Gorman
2019-11-27 21:55         ` Alexander Duyck
2019-11-28  9:22           ` Mel Gorman
2019-11-29 19:25             ` Alexander Duyck
2019-11-19 21:46 ` [PATCH v14 4/6] mm: Add unused page reporting documentation Alexander Duyck
2019-11-19 21:46 ` [PATCH v14 5/6] virtio-balloon: Pull page poisoning config out of free page hinting Alexander Duyck
2019-11-19 21:46 ` [PATCH v14 6/6] virtio-balloon: Add support for providing unused page reports to host Alexander Duyck
2019-11-28 15:25   ` David Hildenbrand [this message]
2019-11-28 17:00     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-04 17:48       ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-04 17:53       ` Alexander Duyck
2019-11-29 21:13     ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-01 11:46       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2019-12-01 18:25         ` Alexander Duyck
2019-12-02 10:43       ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-19 21:54 ` [PATCH v14 QEMU 1/3] virtio-ballon: Implement support for page poison tracking feature Alexander Duyck
2019-11-19 21:54 ` [PATCH v14 QEMU 2/3] virtio-balloon: Add bit to notify guest of unused page reporting Alexander Duyck
2019-11-19 21:54 ` [PATCH v14 QEMU 3/3] virtio-balloon: Provide a interface for " Alexander Duyck
2019-11-26 12:20 ` [PATCH v14 0/6] mm / virtio: Provide support " David Hildenbrand
2019-11-26 16:45   ` Alexander Duyck
2019-11-27 10:01     ` David Hildenbrand
2019-11-27 17:36       ` Alexander Duyck
2019-11-27 17:37         ` David Hildenbrand

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