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Re: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_d
Re: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty()
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:59:12 -0400
On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 08:40:21AM +0000, Wang, Wei W wrote:
> On Thursday, July 1, 2021 4:08 AM, Peter Xu wrote:
> > Taking the mutex every time for each dirty bit to clear is too slow,
> > especially we'll
> > take/release even if the dirty bit is cleared. So far it's only used to
> > sync with
> > special cases with qemu_guest_free_page_hint() against migration thread,
> > nothing really that serious yet. Let's move the lock to be upper.
> > There're two callers of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty().
> > For migration, move it into ram_save_iterate(). With the help of MAX_WAIT
> > logic, we'll only run ram_save_iterate() for no more than 50ms-ish time, so
> > taking
> > the lock once there at the entry. It also means any call sites to
> > qemu_guest_free_page_hint() can be delayed; but it should be very rare, only
> > during migration, and I don't see a problem with it.
> > For COLO, move it up to colo_flush_ram_cache(). I think COLO forgot to take
> > that lock even when calling ramblock_sync_dirty_bitmap(), where another
> > example is migration_bitmap_sync() who took it right. So let the mutex
> > cover
> > both the
> > ramblock_sync_dirty_bitmap() and migration_bitmap_clear_dirty() calls.
> > It's even possible to drop the lock so we use atomic operations upon
> > rb->bmap
> > and the variable migration_dirty_pages. I didn't do it just to still be
> > safe, also
> > not predictable whether the frequent atomic ops could bring overhead too
> > e.g.
> > on huge vms when it happens very often. When that really comes, we can
> > keep a local counter and periodically call atomic ops. Keep it simple for
> > now.
> > Cc: Wei Wang <email@example.com>
> > Cc: David Hildenbrand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: Hailiang Zhang <email@example.com>
> > Cc: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: Juan Quintela <email@example.com>
> > Cc: Leonardo Bras Soares Passos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Peter Xu <email@example.com>
> Reviewed-by: Wei Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> If no one could help do a regression test of free page hint, please document
> something like this in the patch:
> Locking at the coarser granularity is possible to minimize the improvement
> brought by free page hints, but seems not causing critical issues.
> We will let users of free page hints to report back any requirement and come
> up with a better solution later.
Didn't get a chance to document it as it's in a pull now; but as long as you're
okay with no-per-page lock (which I still don't agree with), I can follow this
Are below parameters enough for me to enable free-page-hint?
-object iothread,id=io1 \
-device virtio-balloon,free-page-hint=on,iothread=io1 \
I tried to verify it's running by tracing inside guest with kprobe
report_free_page_func() but it didn't really trigger. Guest has kernel
5.11.12-300.fc34.x86_64, should be fairly new to have that supported. Do you
know what I'm missing?
P.S. This also reminded me that, maybe we want an entry in qemu-options.hx for
balloon device, as it has lots of options, some of them may not be easy to be
Re: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty(), Lukas Straub, 2021/07/03
RE: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty(), Wang, Wei W, 2021/07/13
- Re: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty(), (continued)
- Re: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty(), Peter Xu, 2021/07/08
- RE: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty(), Wang, Wei W, 2021/07/09
- Re: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty(), Peter Xu, 2021/07/09
- RE: [PATCH] migration: Move bitmap_mutex out of migration_bitmap_clear_dirty(), Wang, Wei W, 2021/07/13