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From: Pankaj Gupta <pagupta@redhat.com>
To: Yi Zhang <yi.z.zhang@linux.intel.com>
Cc: jglisse@redhat.com, yu c zhang <yu.c.zhang@intel.com>,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org, jack@suse.cz,
	david@redhat.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, rkrcmar@redhat.com, pbonzini@redhat.com,
	hch@lst.de, yi z zhang <yi.z.zhang@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V5 0/4] Fix kvm misconceives NVDIMM pages as reserved mmio
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:43:06 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <900140442.13987264.1537324986294.JavaMail.zimbra@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180919105505.GA43643@tiger-server>


Hello Yi,

> Any comments?
> 
> Hi Pankaj and Paolo,

I am just helping with the review. Paolo & Dan probably will decide.

Thanks,
Pankaj

> 
> Can we Queue this to merge list since there no other comments last 2
> weeks?
> 
> Regards
> Yi.
> 
> On 2018-09-08 at 02:03:02 +0800, Zhang Yi wrote:
> > For device specific memory space, when we move these area of pfn to
> > memory zone, we will set the page reserved flag at that time, some of
> > these reserved for device mmio, and some of these are not, such as
> > NVDIMM pmem.
> > 
> > Now, we map these dev_dax or fs_dax pages to kvm for DIMM/NVDIMM
> > backend, since these pages are reserved. the check of
> > kvm_is_reserved_pfn() misconceives those pages as MMIO. Therefor, we
> > introduce 2 page map types, MEMORY_DEVICE_FS_DAX/MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX,
> > to indentify these pages are from NVDIMM pmem. and let kvm treat these
> > as normal pages.
> > 
> > Without this patch, Many operations will be missed due to this
> > mistreatment to pmem pages. For example, a page may not have chance to
> > be unpinned for KVM guest(in kvm_release_pfn_clean); not able to be
> > marked as dirty/accessed(in kvm_set_pfn_dirty/accessed) etc.
> > 
> > V1:
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/7/4/91
> > 
> > V2:
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/7/10/135
> > 
> > V3:
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/8/9/17
> > 
> > V4:
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/8/22/17
> > 
> > V5:
> > [PATCH V3 1/4] Reviewed-by: David / Acked-by: Pankaj
> > [PATCH V3 2/4] Reviewed-by: Jan
> > [PATCH V3 3/4] Acked-by: Jan
> > [PATCH V3 4/4] Added "Acked-by: Pankaj", Added in-line comments: Dave
> > 
> > Zhang Yi (4):
> >   kvm: remove redundant reserved page check
> >   mm: introduce memory type MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX
> >   mm: add a function to differentiate the pages is from DAX device
> >     memory
> >   kvm: add a check if pfn is from NVDIMM pmem.
> > 
> >  drivers/dax/pmem.c       |  1 +
> >  include/linux/memremap.h |  8 ++++++++
> >  include/linux/mm.h       | 12 ++++++++++++
> >  virt/kvm/kvm_main.c      | 24 ++++++++++++++++--------
> >  4 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> > 
> > --
> > 2.7.4
> > 
> 
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      reply	other threads:[~2018-09-19  2:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-07 18:03 Zhang Yi
2018-09-07 17:04 ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2018-09-18 14:31   ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-07 18:03 ` [PATCH V5 1/4] kvm: remove redundant reserved page check Zhang Yi
2018-09-07 18:03 ` [PATCH V5 2/4] mm: introduce memory type MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX Zhang Yi
2018-09-07 18:03 ` [PATCH V5 3/4] mm: add a function to differentiate the pages is from DAX device memory Zhang Yi
2018-09-07 18:04 ` [PATCH V5 4/4] kvm: add a check if pfn is from NVDIMM pmem Zhang Yi
2018-09-19  2:53   ` Dan Williams
2018-09-19  7:20     ` David Hildenbrand
2018-09-20 22:49       ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-20 21:19         ` Dan Williams
2018-09-21 22:47           ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-21 14:23             ` David Hildenbrand
2018-09-21 18:17               ` Dan Williams
2018-09-21 19:29                 ` David Hildenbrand
2018-10-19 16:33                   ` Barret Rhoden
2018-10-22  8:47                     ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-19 10:55 ` [PATCH V5 0/4] Fix kvm misconceives NVDIMM pages as reserved mmio Yi Zhang
2018-09-19  2:43   ` Pankaj Gupta [this message]

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