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Re: [PATCH v2] hw/riscv: virt: bugfix the memory-backend-file command is
Re: [PATCH v2] hw/riscv: virt: bugfix the memory-backend-file command is invalid
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:25:01 +0800
On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 4:52 PM limingwang (A) <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 22:41 PM Bin Meng <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 9:46 AM MingWang Li <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > From: Mingwang Li <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >
> > > When I start the VM with the following command:
> > > $ ./qemu-system-riscv64 -M virt,accel=kvm -m 4096M -cpu host -nographic \
> > > -name guest=riscv-guset \
> > > -smp 2 \
> > > -bios none \
> > > -kernel ./Image \
> > > -drive file=./guest.img,format=raw,id=hd0 \
> > > -device virtio-blk-device,drive=hd0 \
> > > -append "root=/dev/vda rw console=ttyS0 earlycon=sbi" \
> > > -object
> > memory-backend-file,id=mem,size=4096M,mem-path=/dev/hugepages,share=on \
> > > -numa node,memdev=mem -mem-prealloc \
> > > -chardev socket,id=char0,path=/mnt/vhost-net0 \
> > > -netdev type=vhost-user,id=mynet1,chardev=char0,vhostforce \
> > > -device
> > > virtio-net-pci,mac=52:54:00:00:00:01,netdev=mynet1,mrg_rxbuf=on,csum=o
> > > n,guest_csum=on,guest_ecn=on \
> > >
> > > Then, QEMU displays the following error information:
> > > qemu-system-riscv64: Failed initializing vhost-user memory map,
> > > consider using -object memory-backend-file share=on
> > I see your command line parameters already contain "-object
> > memory-backend-file
> > share=on", so this error message is not accurate.
> QEMU uses this command to alloc fd in the "memory_region_init_ram_from_file"
> and assigns the value of fd to mr->ram_block-fd. If the QEMU uses the default
> memory to
> initialize the system, the QEMU cannot obtain the fd in the
> function when initializing the vhost-user. As a result, an error is reported
> in the "vhost_user_fill_set_mem_table_msg"
> Because of the above bug, even if "-object memory-backend-file share=on" is
> added to the command line,
> the QEMU still reports an error.
Yes, what I meant is that QEMU should not report such inaccurate
messages because of some random codes elsewhere.
With current message, it suggested user use "-object
memory-backend-file share=on" in the command line, but it is already
used. So this is a false alarm. The "bug" is somewhere else.
> This patch can solve this bug.
> > Should this message be altered to mention things like what this patch does?
> Thanks, I will rewrite the message in next version.
> > > qemu-system-riscv64: vhost_set_mem_table failed: Interrupted system
> > > call (4)
> > > qemu-system-riscv64: unable to start vhost net: 4: falling back on
> > > userspace virtio
> > >
> > > Note that, before starting the kvm-acceled QEMU VM, following
> > > temporarily unaccepted QEMU patches should be used:
> > > https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2021-08/msg02516.html
> > >
> > > This error was made bacause default main_mem is used to be registered
> > typo: because
> > > as the system memory, other memory cannot be initialized. Therefore,
> > > the system memory should be initialized to the machine->ram, which
> > > consists of the default main_mem and other possible memory required by
> > > applications, such as shared hugepage memory in DPDK.
> > > Also, the mc->defaul_ram_id should be set to the default main_mem,
> > > such as "riscv_virt_board.ram" for the virt machine.
> > >
> > How about changing the commit title to: "Use machine->ram as the system
> > memory" ??
> I think it is just a bugfix.
But the current codes run perfectly okay so far. This patch adds an
additional use case for the KVM scenario where current codes cannot