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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH v11 3/3] docs: Added MAP_SYNC documentation

From: Zhang, Yi
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v11 3/3] docs: Added MAP_SYNC documentation
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 22:49:18 +0800

From: Zhang Yi <address@hidden>

Signed-off-by: Zhang Yi <address@hidden>
 docs/nvdimm.txt | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 qemu-options.hx |  4 ++++
 2 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/docs/nvdimm.txt b/docs/nvdimm.txt
index 5f158a6..9da96aa 100644
--- a/docs/nvdimm.txt
+++ b/docs/nvdimm.txt
@@ -142,11 +142,38 @@ backend of vNVDIMM:
 Guest Data Persistence
+vNVDIMM is designed and implemented to guarantee the guest data
+persistence on the backends in case of host crash or a power failures.
+However, there are still some requirements and limitations
+as explained below.
 Though QEMU supports multiple types of vNVDIMM backends on Linux,
-currently the only one that can guarantee the guest write persistence
+if MAP_SYNC is not supported by the host kernel and the backends,
+the only backend that can guarantee the guest write persistence
 is the device DAX on the real NVDIMM device (e.g., /dev/dax0.0), to
 which all guest access do not involve any host-side kernel cache.
+mmap(2) flag MAP_SYNC is added since Linux kernel 4.15. On such
+systems, QEMU can mmap(2) the dax backend files with MAP_SYNC, which
+ensures filesystem metadata consistency in case of a host crash or a power
+failure. Enabling MAP_SYNC in QEMU requires below conditions
+ - 'pmem' option of memory-backend-file is 'on':
+   The backend is a file supporting DAX, e.g., a file on an ext4 or
+   xfs file system mounted with '-o dax'. if your pmem=on ,but the backend is
+   not a file supporting DAX, mapping with this flag results in an EOPNOTSUPP
+   warning. then MAP_SYNC will be ignored
+ - 'share' option of memory-backend-file is 'on':
+   MAP_SYNC flag available only with the MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE mapping type.
+ - 'MAP_SYNC' is supported on linux kernel.(default opened since Linux 4.15)
+Otherwise, We will ignore the MAP_SYNC flag.
+For more details, please reference mmap(2) man page:
 When using other types of backends, it's suggested to set 'unarmed'
 option of '-device nvdimm' to 'on', which sets the unarmed flag of the
 guest NVDIMM region mapping structure.  This unarmed flag indicates
diff --git a/qemu-options.hx b/qemu-options.hx
index 08f8516..0cd41f4 100644
--- a/qemu-options.hx
+++ b/qemu-options.hx
@@ -4002,6 +4002,10 @@ using the SNIA NVM programming model (e.g. Intel NVDIMM).
 If @option{pmem} is set to 'on', QEMU will take necessary operations to
 guarantee the persistence of its own writes to @option{mem-path}
 (e.g. in vNVDIMM label emulation and live migration).
+Also, we will map the backend-file with MAP_SYNC flag, which can ensure
+the file metadata is in sync to @option{mem-path} in case of host crash
+or a power failure. MAP_SYNC requires support from both the host kernel
+(since Linux kernel 4.15) and @option{mem-path} (only files supporting DAX).
 @item -object 

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