lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2022]   [Apr]   [30]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/2] misc: Add a mechanism to detect stalls on guest vCPUs
On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 09:51:51AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 4/29/22 01:48, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 08:30:33AM +0000, Sebastian Ene wrote:
> > > This driver creates per-cpu hrtimers which are required to do the
> > > periodic 'pet' operation. On a conventional watchdog-core driver, the
> > > userspace is responsible for delivering the 'pet' events by writing to
> > > the particular /dev/watchdogN node. In this case we require a strong
> > > thread affinity to be able to account for lost time on a per vCPU.
> > >
> > > This part of the driver is the 'frontend' which is reponsible for
> > > delivering the periodic 'pet' events, configuring the virtual peripheral
> > > and listening for cpu hotplug events. The other part of the driver
> > > handles the peripheral emulation and this part accounts for lost time by
> > > looking at the /proc/{}/task/{}/stat entries and is located here:
> > > https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromiumos/platform/crosvm/+/3548817
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Sebastian Ene <sebastianene@google.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/misc/Kconfig | 12 +++
> > > drivers/misc/Makefile | 1 +
> > > drivers/misc/vm-watchdog.c | 206 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > 3 files changed, 219 insertions(+)
> > > create mode 100644 drivers/misc/vm-watchdog.c
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/misc/Kconfig b/drivers/misc/Kconfig
> > > index 2b9572a6d114..26c3a99e269c 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/misc/Kconfig
> > > +++ b/drivers/misc/Kconfig
> > > @@ -493,6 +493,18 @@ config OPEN_DICE
> > > If unsure, say N.
> > > +config VM_WATCHDOG
> > > + tristate "Virtual Machine Watchdog"
> > > + select LOCKUP_DETECTOR
> > > + help
> > > + Detect CPU locks on the virtual machine. This driver relies on the
> > > + hrtimers which are CPU-binded to do the 'pet' operation. When a vCPU
> > > + has to do a 'pet', it exits the guest through MMIO write and the
> > > + backend driver takes into account the lost ticks for this particular
> > > + CPU.
> > > + To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
> > > + module will be called vm-wdt.
> >
> > You forgot to name the module properly here based on the Makefile change
> > you made.
> >
> > And again, as this is called a "watchdog", it seems crazy that it is not
> > in drivers/watchdog/
> >
>
> I disagree. It is not a watchdog driver in the traditional sense (it does
> not use, want to use, or need to use the watchdog driver API or ABI).
> Its functionality is similar to the functionality of kernel/watchdog.c,
> which doesn't belong into drivers/watchdog either.

Ah, ok, that makes more sense, the user/kernel api is not the same.
Someone should put that in the changelog next time :)

thanks,

greg k-h

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2022-04-30 08:19    [W:0.089 / U:4.852 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site