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From: Yi Zhang <yi.z.zhang@linux.intel.com>
To: kvm@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org, pbonzini@redhat.com,
	dan.j.williams@intel.com, dave.jiang@intel.com,
	yu.c.zhang@intel.com, pagupta@redhat.com, david@redhat.com,
	jack@suse.cz, hch@lst.de
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org, rkrcmar@redhat.com, jglisse@redhat.com,
	yi.z.zhang@intel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH V5 0/4] Fix kvm misconceives NVDIMM pages as reserved mmio
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:55:05 +0800
Message-ID: <20180919105505.GA43643@tiger-server> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <cover.1536342881.git.yi.z.zhang@linux.intel.com>

Any comments?

Hi Pankaj and Paolo,

Can we Queue this to merge list since there no other comments last 2
weeks?

Regards
Yi.

On 2018-09-08 at 02:03:02 +0800, Zhang Yi wrote:
> For device specific memory space, when we move these area of pfn to
> memory zone, we will set the page reserved flag at that time, some of
> these reserved for device mmio, and some of these are not, such as
> NVDIMM pmem.
> 
> Now, we map these dev_dax or fs_dax pages to kvm for DIMM/NVDIMM
> backend, since these pages are reserved. the check of
> kvm_is_reserved_pfn() misconceives those pages as MMIO. Therefor, we
> introduce 2 page map types, MEMORY_DEVICE_FS_DAX/MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX,
> to indentify these pages are from NVDIMM pmem. and let kvm treat these
> as normal pages.
> 
> Without this patch, Many operations will be missed due to this
> mistreatment to pmem pages. For example, a page may not have chance to
> be unpinned for KVM guest(in kvm_release_pfn_clean); not able to be
> marked as dirty/accessed(in kvm_set_pfn_dirty/accessed) etc.
> 
> V1:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/7/4/91
> 
> V2:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/7/10/135
> 
> V3:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/8/9/17
> 
> V4:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/8/22/17
> 
> V5:
> [PATCH V3 1/4] Reviewed-by: David / Acked-by: Pankaj
> [PATCH V3 2/4] Reviewed-by: Jan
> [PATCH V3 3/4] Acked-by: Jan
> [PATCH V3 4/4] Added "Acked-by: Pankaj", Added in-line comments: Dave
> 
> Zhang Yi (4):
>   kvm: remove redundant reserved page check
>   mm: introduce memory type MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX
>   mm: add a function to differentiate the pages is from DAX device
>     memory
>   kvm: add a check if pfn is from NVDIMM pmem.
> 
>  drivers/dax/pmem.c       |  1 +
>  include/linux/memremap.h |  8 ++++++++
>  include/linux/mm.h       | 12 ++++++++++++
>  virt/kvm/kvm_main.c      | 24 ++++++++++++++++--------
>  4 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> 
> -- 
> 2.7.4
> 

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Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-07 18:03 Zhang Yi
2018-09-07 17:04 ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2018-09-18 14:31   ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-07 18:03 ` [PATCH V5 1/4] kvm: remove redundant reserved page check Zhang Yi
2018-10-24 14:32   ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-07 18:03 ` [PATCH V5 2/4] mm: introduce memory type MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX Zhang Yi
2018-09-07 18:03 ` [PATCH V5 3/4] mm: add a function to differentiate the pages is from DAX device memory Zhang Yi
2018-09-07 18:04 ` [PATCH V5 4/4] kvm: add a check if pfn is from NVDIMM pmem Zhang Yi
2018-09-19  2:53   ` Dan Williams
2018-09-19  7:20     ` David Hildenbrand
2018-09-20 22:49       ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-20 21:19         ` Dan Williams
2018-09-21 22:47           ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-21 14:23             ` David Hildenbrand
2018-09-21 18:17               ` Dan Williams
2018-09-21 19:29                 ` David Hildenbrand
2018-10-19 16:33                   ` Barret Rhoden
2018-10-22  8:47                     ` Yi Zhang
2018-09-19 10:55 ` Yi Zhang [this message]
2018-09-19  2:43   ` [PATCH V5 0/4] Fix kvm misconceives NVDIMM pages as reserved mmio Pankaj Gupta

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