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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 04/15] KVM: Implement ring-based dirty memory tracking
On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 02:51:15PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>
> On 2019/12/5 上午3:52, Peter Xu wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 12:04:53PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > > On 04/12/19 11:38, Jason Wang wrote:
> > > > > +    entry = &ring->dirty_gfns[ring->dirty_index & (ring->size - 1)];
> > > > > +    entry->slot = slot;
> > > > > +    entry->offset = offset;
> > > >
> > > > Haven't gone through the whole series, sorry if it was a silly question
> > > > but I wonder things like this will suffer from similar issue on
> > > > virtually tagged archs as mentioned in [1].
> > > There is no new infrastructure to track the dirty pages---it's just a
> > > different way to pass them to userspace.
> > >
> > > > Is this better to allocate the ring from userspace and set to KVM
> > > > instead? Then we can use copy_to/from_user() friends (a little bit slow
> > > > on recent CPUs).
> > > Yeah, I don't think that would be better than mmap.
> > Yeah I agree, because I didn't see how copy_to/from_user() helped to
> > do icache/dcache flushings...
>
>
> It looks to me one advantage is that exact the same VA is used by both
> userspace and kernel so there will be no alias.

Hmm.. but what if the page is mapped more than once in user? Thanks,

--
Peter Xu

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