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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 04/15] KVM: Implement ring-based dirty memory tracking
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On 2019/12/5 下午8:08, Peter Xu wrote:
> 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,


Then it's the responsibility of userspace program to do the flush I think.

Thanks

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