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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 04/13] KVM: Introduce a new guest mapping API
On Wed, Jan 09, 2019 at 10:42:04AM +0100, KarimAllah Ahmed wrote:
> In KVM, specially for nested guests, there is a dominant pattern of:
>
> => map guest memory -> do_something -> unmap guest memory
>
> In addition to all this unnecessarily noise in the code due to boiler plate
> code, most of the time the mapping function does not properly handle memory
> that is not backed by "struct page". This new guest mapping API encapsulate
> most of this boiler plate code and also handles guest memory that is not
> backed by "struct page".
>
> The current implementation of this API is using memremap for memory that is
> not backed by a "struct page" which would lead to a huge slow-down if it
> was used for high-frequency mapping operations. The API does not have any
> effect on current setups where guest memory is backed by a "struct page".
> Further patches are going to also introduce a pfn-cache which would
> significantly improve the performance of the memremap case.
>
> Signed-off-by: KarimAllah Ahmed <karahmed@amazon.de>
> ---
> v3 -> v4:
> - Update the commit message.
> v1 -> v2:
> - Drop the caching optimization (pbonzini)
> - Use 'hva' instead of 'kaddr' (pbonzini)
> - Return 0/-EINVAL/-EFAULT instead of true/false. -EFAULT will be used for
> AMD patch (pbonzini)
> - Introduce __kvm_map_gfn which accepts a memory slot and use it (pbonzini)
> - Only clear map->hva instead of memsetting the whole structure.
> - Drop kvm_vcpu_map_valid since it is no longer used.
> - Fix EXPORT_MODULE naming.
> ---
> include/linux/kvm_host.h | 9 ++++++++
> virt/kvm/kvm_main.c | 53 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 62 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/kvm_host.h b/include/linux/kvm_host.h
> index c38cc5e..8a2f5fa 100644
> --- a/include/linux/kvm_host.h
> +++ b/include/linux/kvm_host.h
> @@ -205,6 +205,13 @@ enum {
> READING_SHADOW_PAGE_TABLES,
> };
>
> +struct kvm_host_map {
> + struct page *page;
> + void *hva;
> + kvm_pfn_t pfn;
> + kvm_pfn_t gfn;
> +};
> +
> /*
> * Sometimes a large or cross-page mmio needs to be broken up into separate
> * exits for userspace servicing.
> @@ -710,7 +717,9 @@ struct kvm_memslots *kvm_vcpu_memslots(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu);
> struct kvm_memory_slot *kvm_vcpu_gfn_to_memslot(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gfn_t gfn);
> kvm_pfn_t kvm_vcpu_gfn_to_pfn_atomic(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gfn_t gfn);
> kvm_pfn_t kvm_vcpu_gfn_to_pfn(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gfn_t gfn);
> +int kvm_vcpu_map(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gpa_t gpa, struct kvm_host_map *map);
> struct page *kvm_vcpu_gfn_to_page(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gfn_t gfn);
> +void kvm_vcpu_unmap(struct kvm_host_map *map, bool dirty);
> unsigned long kvm_vcpu_gfn_to_hva(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gfn_t gfn);
> unsigned long kvm_vcpu_gfn_to_hva_prot(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gfn_t gfn, bool *writable);
> int kvm_vcpu_read_guest_page(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, gfn_t gfn, void *data, int offset,
> diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> index 1f888a1..4d8f2e3 100644
> --- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> +++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> @@ -1733,6 +1733,59 @@ struct page *gfn_to_page(struct kvm *kvm, gfn_t gfn)
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(gfn_to_page);
>
> +static int __kvm_map_gfn(struct kvm_memory_slot *slot, gfn_t gfn,
> + struct kvm_host_map *map)
> +{
> + kvm_pfn_t pfn;
> + void *hva = NULL;
> + struct page *page = NULL;
> +

Would it make sense to check if 'map' is NULL first? Ditto on the unmap?

Either way:

Reviewed-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>

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