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[RFC 00/10] vDPA shadow virtqueue - notifications forwarding

From: Eugenio Pérez
Subject: [RFC 00/10] vDPA shadow virtqueue - notifications forwarding
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 21:54:05 +0100

This series enable vhost (And vhost-vdpa) notifications forwarding for
software assisted live migration, implemented through a shadow

Shadow virtqueue is a new method of tracking memory for migration:
Instead of relay on vDPA device's dirty logging capability, SW assisted
LM intercepts dataplane, forwarding the descriptors between VM and

In this migration mode, qemu offers a new (shadow) vring to the device
to read and write into, and forwards descriptors between host vring
and qemu one. On used buffer relay, qemu will mark the dirty memory as
with plain virtio-net devices. This way, devices does not need to have
dirty page logging capability.

This RFC series just enables just the notifications forwarding part,
not buffer forwarding/tracking.

It is based on the ideas of DPDK SW assisted LM, in the series of
DPDK's https://patchwork.dpdk.org/cover/48370/ , but will use memory in
qemu Virtual Address Space for rings, instead of in guest's.

Main changes from previous RFC [1] are:
* Use QMP to enable. Can disable through QMP too.
* Do not use vhost_dev_{enable,disable}_notifiers, since they override
  the VM ioeventfd set, and could cause race conditions. Do never modify
  irqfd or ioeventfd used for the guest.

Comments are welcome.


[1] https://patchew.org/QEMU/20201120185105.279030-1-eperezma@redhat.com/

Eugenio Pérez (10):
  virtio: Add virtqueue_set_handler
  virtio: Add set_vq_handler
  virtio: Add virtio_queue_get_idx
  virtio: Add virtio_queue_host_notifier_status
  vhost: Add vhost_dev_from_virtio
  vhost: Save masked_notifier state
  vhost: Add VhostShadowVirtqueue
  vhost: Add x-vhost-enable-shadow-vq qmp
  vhost: Route guest->host notification through shadow virtqueue
  vhost: Route host->guest notification through shadow virtqueue

 qapi/net.json                      |  23 +++
 hw/virtio/vhost-shadow-virtqueue.h |  31 ++++
 include/hw/virtio/vhost.h          |   6 +
 include/hw/virtio/virtio.h         |  14 +-
 hw/net/virtio-net.c                |  26 ++++
 hw/virtio/vhost-shadow-virtqueue.c | 234 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 hw/virtio/vhost.c                  | 161 ++++++++++++++++++++
 hw/virtio/virtio.c                 |  24 +++
 hw/virtio/meson.build              |   2 +-
 9 files changed, 517 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 hw/virtio/vhost-shadow-virtqueue.h
 create mode 100644 hw/virtio/vhost-shadow-virtqueue.c


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