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SubjectRe: [RFC V2 37/37] Add documentation for dmemfs
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Hi,

On 12/7/20 3:31 AM, yulei.kernel@gmail.com wrote:
> From: Yulei Zhang <yuleixzhang@tencent.com>
>
> Introduce dmemfs.rst to document the basic usage of dmemfs.
>
> Signed-off-by: Yulei Zhang <yuleixzhang@tencent.com>
> ---
> Documentation/filesystems/dmemfs.rst | 58 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Documentation/filesystems/index.rst | 1 +
> 2 files changed, 59 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/filesystems/dmemfs.rst
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/dmemfs.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/dmemfs.rst
> new file mode 100644
> index 00000000..f13ed0c
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/filesystems/dmemfs.rst
> @@ -0,0 +1,58 @@
> +.. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> +
> +=====================================
> +The Direct Memory Filesystem - DMEMFS
> +=====================================
> +
> +
> +.. Table of contents
> +
> + - Overview
> + - Compilation
> + - Usage
> +
> +Overview
> +========
> +
> +Dmemfs (Direct Memory filesystem) is device memory or reserved
> +memory based filesystem. This kind of memory is special as it
> +is not managed by kernel and it is without 'struct page'. Therefore
> +it can save extra memory from the host system for various usage,

usages,
or uses,

> +especially for guest virtual machines.
> +
> +It uses a kernel boot parameter ``dmem=`` to reserve the system
> +memory when the host system boots up, the details can be checked

boots up. The detail

> +in /Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt.
> +
> +Compilation
> +===========
> +
> +The filesystem should be enabled by turning on the kernel configuration
> +options::
> +
> + CONFIG_DMEM_FS - Direct Memory filesystem support
> + CONFIG_DMEM - Allow reservation of memory for dmem

Would anyone want DMEM_FS without DMEM?

> +
> +
> +Additionally, the following can be turned on to aid debugging::
> +
> + CONFIG_DMEM_DEBUG_FS - Enable debug information for dmem
> +
> +Usage
> +========
> +
> +Dmemfs supports mapping ``4K``, ``2M`` and ``1G`` size of pages to

sizes

> +the userspace, for example ::

userspace. For example::

> +
> + # mount -t dmemfs none -o pagesize=4K /mnt/
> +
> +The it can create the backing storage with 4G size ::

Then

> +
> + # truncate /mnt/dmemfs-uuid --size 4G
> +
> +To use as backing storage for virtual machine starts with qemu, just need

started with qemu, just specify
the memory-backed-file

> +to specify the memory-backed-file in the qemu command line like this ::
> +
> + # -object memory-backend-file,id=ram-node0,mem-path=/mnt/dmemfs-uuid \

backed


> + share=yes,size=4G,host-nodes=0,policy=preferred -numa node,nodeid=0,memdev=ram-node0
> +


--
~Randy

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