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From: Yan Zhao <yan.y.zhao@intel.com>
To: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v16 QEMU 00/16] Add migration support for VFIO devices
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2020 02:41:54 -0400
Message-ID: <20200401064153.GF6631@joy-OptiPlex-7040> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200331123424.3c28b30a@w520.home>

On Wed, Apr 01, 2020 at 02:34:24AM +0800, Alex Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 02:38:58 +0530
> Kirti Wankhede <kwankhede@nvidia.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > This Patch set adds migration support for VFIO devices in QEMU.
> 
> Hi Kirti,
> 
> Do you have any migration data you can share to show that this solution
> is viable and useful?  I was chatting with Dave Gilbert and there still
> seems to be a concern that we actually have a real-world practical
> solution.  We know this is inefficient with QEMU today, vendor pinned
> memory will get copied multiple times if we're lucky.  If we're not
> lucky we may be copying all of guest RAM repeatedly.  There are known
> inefficiencies with vIOMMU, etc.  QEMU could learn new heuristics to
> account for some of this and we could potentially report different
> bitmaps in different phases through vfio, but let's make sure that
> there are useful cases enabled by this first implementation.
> 
> With a reasonably sized VM, running a reasonable graphics demo or
> workload, can we achieve reasonably live migration?  What kind of
> downtime do we achieve and what is the working set size of the pinned
> memory?  Intel folks, if you've been able to port to this or similar
> code base, please report your results as well, open source consumers
> are arguably even more important.  Thanks,
> 
hi Alex
we're in the process of porting to this code, and now it's able to
migrate successfully without dirty pages.

when there're dirty pages, we met several issues.
one of them is reported here
(https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-04/msg00004.html).
dirty pages for some regions are not able to be collected correctly,
especially for memory range from 3G to 4G.

even without this bug, qemu still got stuck in middle before
reaching stop-and-copy phase and cannot be killed by admin.
still in debugging of this problem.

Thanks
Yan



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Thread overview: 74+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-24 21:08 Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:08 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 01/16] vfio: KABI for migration interface - Kernel header placeholder Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 02/16] vfio: Add function to unmap VFIO region Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 03/16] vfio: Add vfio_get_object callback to VFIODeviceOps Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 04/16] vfio: Add save and load functions for VFIO PCI devices Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 19:56   ` Alex Williamson
2020-03-26 17:29     ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-03-26 17:38       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:18     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-05  4:37       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-06  6:11         ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-06 19:48           ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-06 20:03             ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-07  5:40               ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-07 18:14                 ` Alex Williamson
2020-03-26 17:46   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:19     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-07  4:10   ` Longpeng (Mike, Cloud Infrastructure Service Product Dept.)
2020-05-04 23:21     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 05/16] vfio: Add migration region initialization and finalize function Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-26 17:52   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:19     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-19 19:32       ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 06/16] vfio: Add VM state change handler to know state of VM Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 07/16] vfio: Add migration state change notifier Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-01 11:27   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 08/16] vfio: Register SaveVMHandlers for VFIO device Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 21:02   ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:19     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-05  4:37       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-06  6:38         ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-06  9:58           ` Cornelia Huck
2020-05-06 16:53             ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-06 19:30               ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-07  6:37                 ` Cornelia Huck
2020-05-07 20:29                 ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01 17:36   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 09/16] vfio: Add save state functions to SaveVMHandlers Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 22:03   ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:18     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-05  4:37       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-11  9:53         ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-11 15:59           ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-12  2:06           ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-09  5:31   ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-11 10:22     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-12  0:50       ` Yan Zhao
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 10/16] vfio: Add load " Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 22:36   ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01 18:58   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 11/16] iommu: add callback to get address limit IOMMU supports Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 12/16] memory: Set DIRTY_MEMORY_MIGRATION when IOMMU is enabled Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-01 19:00   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-04-01 19:42     ` Alex Williamson
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 13/16] vfio: Add function to start and stop dirty pages tracking Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-26 19:10   ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-01 19:03   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:21     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 14/16] vfio: Add vfio_listener_log_sync to mark dirty pages Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25  2:19   ` Yan Zhao
2020-03-26 19:46   ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01 19:08     ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-04-01  5:50   ` Yan Zhao
2020-04-03 20:11     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 15/16] vfio: Add ioctl to get dirty pages bitmap during dma unmap Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 16/16] vfio: Make vfio-pci device migration capable Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 23:36 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 00/16] Add migration support for VFIO devices no-reply
2020-03-31 18:34 ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01  6:41   ` Yan Zhao [this message]
2020-04-01 18:34     ` Alex Williamson

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