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SubjectRe: [PATCH v15 6/7] virtio-balloon: Add support for providing free page reports to host
On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 08:35:13AM -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-12-13 at 02:08 -0500, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 08:22:55AM -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> > > From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
> > >
> > > Add support for the page reporting feature provided by virtio-balloon.
> > > Reporting differs from the regular balloon functionality in that is is
> > > much less durable than a standard memory balloon. Instead of creating a
> > > list of pages that cannot be accessed the pages are only inaccessible
> > > while they are being indicated to the virtio interface. Once the
> > > interface has acknowledged them they are placed back into their respective
> > > free lists and are once again accessible by the guest system.
> > >
> > > Unlike a standard balloon we don't inflate and deflate the pages. Instead
> > > we perform the reporting, and once the reporting is completed it is
> > > assumed that the page has been dropped from the guest and will be faulted
> > > back in the next time the page is accessed.
> > >
> > > For this reason when I had originally introduced the patch set I referred
> > > to this behavior as a "bubble" instead of a "balloon" since the duration
> > > is short lived, and when the page is touched the "bubble" is popped and
> > > the page is faulted back in.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > virtio POV is fine here:
> >
> > Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> >
> > However please copy virtio-comment on UAPI changes.
>
> So I have been avoiding copying virtio-dev on the kernel changes as I had
> gotten feedback that it was annoying some people as they were getting
> bounces since they were not subscribed. Will the same type of thing happen
> with virtio-comment?

Same thing.

> > If possible isolate the last chunk in a patch by itself
> > to make it easier for non-kernel developers to review.
>
> Are you talking about the change in "include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h"?
>
> I have it as a standalone patch in the QEMU set, and for the QEMU set I
> had included virtio-dev.

That's enough then.

> Would you prefer I include virtio-comment instead
> or in addition to virtio-dev? My thought is that I would prefer to keep
> the virtio people focused on the QEMU code since they are probably more
> comfortable with that, and the kernel people focused on the kernel code.

virtio-dev is enough too.


> > > ---
> > > drivers/virtio/Kconfig | 1 +
> > > drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c | 64 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h | 1 +
> > > 3 files changed, 66 insertions(+)
>
> <snip>
>
> > >
> > > diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h
> > > index a1966cd7b677..19974392d324 100644
> > > --- a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h
> > > +++ b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_balloon.h
> > > @@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
> > > #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_DEFLATE_ON_OOM 2 /* Deflate balloon on OOM */
> > > #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_FREE_PAGE_HINT 3 /* VQ to report free pages */
> > > #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_PAGE_POISON 4 /* Guest is using page poisoning */
> > > +#define VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_REPORTING 5 /* Page reporting virtqueue */
> > >
> > > /* Size of a PFN in the balloon interface. */
> > > #define VIRTIO_BALLOON_PFN_SHIFT 12
>
> If this is the bit we are talking about I have it split out already into a
> QEMU specific patch as well, it can be found here:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20191205162422.19737.57728.stgit@localhost.localdomain/
>
> If needed I could probably add a cover page and/or update the comments in
> that patch if that is needed to better explain the change.
>
> Thanks.
>
> - Alex

Updating comment in this patch can't hurt.
But yes, this is OK as is, too, I just missed that you did it.

--
MST

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