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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 4/4] xen-blkback: support dynamic unbind/bind
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On 12.12.19 12:46, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 03:29:56PM +0000, Paul Durrant wrote:
>> By simply re-attaching to shared rings during connect_ring() rather than
>> assuming they are freshly allocated (i.e assuming the counters are zero)
>> it is possible for vbd instances to be unbound and re-bound from and to
>> (respectively) a running guest.
>>
>> This has been tested by running:
>>
>> while true;
>> do fio --name=randwrite --ioengine=libaio --iodepth=16 \
>> --rw=randwrite --bs=4k --direct=1 --size=1G --verify=crc32;
>> done
>>
>> in a PV guest whilst running:
>>
>> while true;
>> do echo vbd-$DOMID-$VBD >unbind;
>> echo unbound;
>> sleep 5;
>> echo vbd-$DOMID-$VBD >bind;
>> echo bound;
>> sleep 3;
>> done
>>
>> in dom0 from /sys/bus/xen-backend/drivers/vbd to continuously unbind and
>> re-bind its system disk image.
>>
>> This is a highly useful feature for a backend module as it allows it to be
>> unloaded and re-loaded (i.e. updated) without requiring domUs to be halted.
>> This was also tested by running:
>>
>> while true;
>> do echo vbd-$DOMID-$VBD >unbind;
>> echo unbound;
>> sleep 5;
>> rmmod xen-blkback;
>> echo unloaded;
>> sleep 1;
>> modprobe xen-blkback;
>> echo bound;
>> cd $(pwd);
>> sleep 3;
>> done
>>
>> in dom0 whilst running the same loop as above in the (single) PV guest.
>>
>> Some (less stressful) testing has also been done using a Windows HVM guest
>> with the latest 9.0 PV drivers installed.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <pdurrant@amazon.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Juergen: I guess you will also pick this series and merge it from the
> Xen tree instead of the block one?

Yes.


Juergen

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