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SubjectRe: [Qemu-devel] [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.

I understand you mean we want to disable 'MAP_SYNC' optimization as
we are relying on additional fsync. You mean if we add a property/flag
in dax_device struct and its set, disable 'MAP_SYNC' accordingly during
mmap time for corresponding filesystems?

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

Could you please elaborate on this, how its related to disabling
MAP_SYNC? We are not doing entire nvdimm device emulation.

>
> -Jeff
>
>

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