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RE: The issues about architecture of the COLO checkpoint

From: Zhang, Chen
Subject: RE: The issues about architecture of the COLO checkpoint
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:45:03 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zhanghailiang <address@hidden>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:18 AM
> To: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <address@hidden>; Daniel Cho
> <address@hidden>; Zhang, Chen <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: RE: The issues about architecture of the COLO checkpoint
> Hi,
> Thank you Dave,
> I'll reply here directly.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr. David Alan Gilbert [mailto:address@hidden]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:48 AM
> To: Daniel Cho <address@hidden>; address@hidden;
> Zhanghailiang <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: The issues about architecture of the COLO checkpoint
> cc'ing in COLO people:
> * Daniel Cho (address@hidden) wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >      We have some issues about setting COLO feature. Hope somebody
> > could give us some advice.
> >
> > Issue 1:
> >      We dynamic to set COLO feature for PVM(2 core, 16G memory),  but
> > the Primary VM will pause a long time(based on memory size) for
> > waiting SVM start. Does it have any idea to reduce the pause time?
> >
> Yes, we do have some ideas to optimize this downtime.
> The main problem for current version is, for each checkpoint, we have to
> send the whole PVM's pages
> To SVM, and then copy the whole VM's state into SVM from ram cache, in
> this process, we need both of them be paused.
> Just as you said, the downtime is based on memory size.
> So firstly, we need to reduce the sending data while do checkpoint, actually,
> we can migrate parts of PVM's dirty pages in background
> While both of VMs are running. And then we load these pages into ram
> cache (backup memory) in SVM temporarily. While do checkpoint,
> We just send the last dirty pages of PVM to slave side and then copy the ram
> cache into SVM. Further on, we don't have
> To send the whole PVM's dirty pages, we can only send the pages that
> dirtied by PVM or SVM during two checkpoints. (Because
> If one page is not dirtied by both PVM and SVM, the data of this pages will
> keep same in SVM, PVM, backup memory). This method can reduce
> the time that consumed in sending data.
> For the second problem, we can reduce the memory copy by two methods,
> first one, we don't have to copy the whole pages in ram cache,
> We can only copy the pages that dirtied by PVM and SVM in last checkpoint.
> Second, we can use userfault missing function to reduce the
> Time consumed in memory copy. (For the second time, in theory, we can
> reduce time consumed in memory into ms level).
> You can find the first optimization in attachment, it is based on an old qemu
> version (qemu-2.6), it should not be difficult to rebase it
> Into master or your version. And please feel free to send the new version if
> you want into community ;)

Thanks Hailiang!
By the way, Do you have time to push the patches to upstream?
I think this is a better and faster option.

Zhang Chen

> >
> > Issue 2:
> >      In
> > https://github.com/qemu/qemu/blob/master/migration/colo.c#L503,
> > could we move start_vm() before Line 488? Because at first checkpoint
> > PVM will wait for SVM's reply, it cause PVM stop for a while.
> >
> No, that makes no sense, because if PVM runs firstly, it still need to wait 
> for
> The network packets from SVM to compare before send it to client side.
> Thanks,
> Hailiang
> >      We set the COLO feature on running VM, so we hope the running VM
> > could continuous service for users.
> > Do you have any suggestions for those issues?
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Daniel Cho
> --
> Dr. David Alan Gilbert / address@hidden / Manchester, UK

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