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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 1/2] virtio: add pmem driver
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Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> writes:

> [ adding Jeff directly since he has also been looking at
> infrastructure to track when MAP_SYNC should be disabled ]
>
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 7:21 AM, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 4:24 AM, Pankaj Gupta <pagupta@redhat.com> wrote:
>>> This patch adds virtio-pmem driver for KVM
>>> guest.
>>
>> Minor nit, please expand your changelog line wrapping to 72 columns.
>>
>>>
>>> Guest reads the persistent memory range
>>> information from Qemu over VIRTIO and registers
>>> it on nvdimm_bus. It also creates a nd_region
>>> object with the persistent memory range
>>> information so that existing 'nvdimm/pmem'
>>> driver can reserve this into system memory map.
>>> This way 'virtio-pmem' driver uses existing
>>> functionality of pmem driver to register persistent
>>> memory compatible for DAX capable filesystems.
>>
>> We need some additional enabling to disable MAP_SYNC for this

enable to disable... I like it! ;-)

>> configuration. In other words, if fsync() is required then we must
>> disable the MAP_SYNC optimization. I think this should be a struct
>> dax_device property looked up at mmap time in each MAP_SYNC capable
>> ->mmap() file operation implementation.

Ideally, qemu (seabios?) would advertise a platform capabilities
sub-table that doesn't fill in the flush bits.

-Jeff

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