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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] kvm: add a function to check if page is from NVDIMM pmem.
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On 2018年07月04日 23:25, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 04/07/2018 17:30, Zhang Yi wrote:
>> For device specific memory space, when we move these area of pfn to
>> memory zone, we will set the page reserved flag at that time, some of
>> these reserved for device mmio, and some of these are not, such as
>> NVDIMM pmem.
>>
>> Now, we map these dev_dax or fs_dax pages to kvm for DIMM/NVDIMM
>> backend, since these pages are reserved. the check of
>> kvm_is_reserved_pfn() misconceives those pages as MMIO. Therefor, we
>> introduce 2 page map types, MEMORY_DEVICE_FS_DAX/MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX,
>> to indentify these pages are from NVDIMM pmem. and let kvm treat these
>> as normal pages.
>>
>> Without this patch, Many operations will be missed due to this
>> mistreatment to pmem pages. For example, a page may not have chance to
>> be unpinned for KVM guest(in kvm_release_pfn_clean); not able to be
>> marked as dirty/accessed(in kvm_set_pfn_dirty/accessed) etc.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Zhang Yi <yi.z.zhang@linux.intel.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Zhang Yu <yu.c.zhang@linux.intel.com>
>> ---
>> virt/kvm/kvm_main.c | 17 +++++++++++++++--
>> 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
>> index afb2e6e..1365d18 100644
>> --- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
>> +++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
>> @@ -140,10 +140,23 @@ __weak void kvm_arch_mmu_notifier_invalidate_range(struct kvm *kvm,
>> {
>> }
>>
>> +static bool kvm_is_nd_pfn(kvm_pfn_t pfn)
>> +{
>> + struct page *page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
>> +
>> + return is_zone_device_page(page) &&
>> + ((page->pgmap->type == MEMORY_DEVICE_FS_DAX) ||
>> + (page->pgmap->type == MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX));
>> +}
> If the mm people agree, I'd prefer something that takes a struct page *
> and is exported by include/linux/mm.h. Then KVM can just do something like
>
> struct page *page;
> if (!pfn_valid(pfn))
> return true;
>
> page = pfn_to_page(pfn);
> return PageReserved(page) && !is_dax_page(page);
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paolo
Yeah, that could be much better. Thanks for your comments Paolo.

Hi Kara, Do u have Any opinions/ideas to add such definition in mm?

Regards,
Yi

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