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SubjectRe: [PATHC v6] video: hyperv: hyperv_fb: Support deferred IO for Hyper-V frame buffer driver
On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 08:09:41AM +0000, Dexuan Cui wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:48 AM
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 05:26:34PM +0000, Michael Kelley wrote:
>> >From: Michael Kelley <mikelley@microsoft.com> Sent: Wednesday,
>> September 18, 2019 2:48 PM
>> >> >
>> >> > Without deferred IO support, hyperv_fb driver informs the host to refresh
>> >> > the entire guest frame buffer at fixed rate, e.g. at 20Hz, no matter there
>> >> > is screen update or not. This patch supports deferred IO for screens in
>> >> > graphics mode and also enables the frame buffer on-demand refresh. The
>> >> > highest refresh rate is still set at 20Hz.
>> >> >
>> >> > Currently Hyper-V only takes a physical address from guest as the starting
>> >> > address of frame buffer. This implies the guest must allocate contiguous
>> >> > physical memory for frame buffer. In addition, Hyper-V Gen 2 VMs only
>> >> > accept address from MMIO region as frame buffer address. Due to these
>> >> > limitations on Hyper-V host, we keep a shadow copy of frame buffer
>> >> > in the guest. This means one more copy of the dirty rectangle inside
>> >> > guest when doing the on-demand refresh. This can be optimized in the
>> >> > future with help from host. For now the host performance gain from
>> deferred
>> >> > IO outweighs the shadow copy impact in the guest.
>> >> >
>> >> > Signed-off-by: Wei Hu <weh@microsoft.com>
>> >
>> >Sasha -- this patch and one other from Wei Hu for the Hyper-V frame buffer
>> >driver should be ready. Both patches affect only the Hyper-V frame buffer
>> >driver so can go through the Hyper-V tree. Can you pick these up? Thx.
>>
>> I can't get this to apply anywhere, what tree is it based on?
>>
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> Sasha
>
>Hi Sasha,
>Today's hyperv/linux.git's hyperv-next branch's top commit is
> 48b72a2697d5 ("hv_netvsc: Add the support of hibernation").
>
>Please pick up two patches from Wei Hu:
>#1: [PATCH v4] video: hyperv: hyperv_fb: Obtain screen resolution from Hyper-V host
>#2: [PATHC v6] video: hyperv: hyperv_fb: Support deferred IO for Hyper-V frame buffer driver

Ah, I guess I was missing the first one. I've queued both for
hyperv-next, thanks!

--
Thanks,
Sasha

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