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SubjectRe: [RFC][Patch v8 1/7] KVM: Support for guest free page hinting
On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 08:06:33AM -0500, Nitesh Narayan Lal wrote:
> On 2/4/19 11:14 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 03:18:48PM -0500, Nitesh Narayan Lal wrote:
> >> This patch includes the following:
> >> 1. Basic skeleton for the support
> >> 2. Enablement of x86 platform to use the same
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Nitesh Narayan Lal <nitesh@redhat.com>
> >> ---
> >> arch/x86/Kbuild | 2 +-
> >> arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig | 8 ++++++++
> >> arch/x86/kvm/Makefile | 2 ++
> >> include/linux/gfp.h | 9 +++++++++
> >> include/linux/page_hinting.h | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> >> virt/kvm/page_hinting.c | 36 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> 6 files changed, 73 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >> create mode 100644 include/linux/page_hinting.h
> >> create mode 100644 virt/kvm/page_hinting.c
> >>
> >> diff --git a/arch/x86/Kbuild b/arch/x86/Kbuild
> >> index c625f57472f7..3244df4ee311 100644
> >> --- a/arch/x86/Kbuild
> >> +++ b/arch/x86/Kbuild
> >> @@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ obj-y += entry/
> >>
> >> obj-$(CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS) += events/
> >>
> >> -obj-$(CONFIG_KVM) += kvm/
> >> +obj-$(subst m,y,$(CONFIG_KVM)) += kvm/
> >>
> >> # Xen paravirtualization support
> >> obj-$(CONFIG_XEN) += xen/
> >> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig b/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig
> >> index 72fa955f4a15..2fae31459706 100644
> >> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig
> >> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig
> >> @@ -96,6 +96,14 @@ config KVM_MMU_AUDIT
> >> This option adds a R/W kVM module parameter 'mmu_audit', which allows
> >> auditing of KVM MMU events at runtime.
> >>
> >> +# KVM_FREE_PAGE_HINTING will allow the guest to report the free pages to the
> >> +# host in regular interval of time.
> >> +config KVM_FREE_PAGE_HINTING
> >> + def_bool y
> >> + depends on KVM
> >> + select VIRTIO
> >> + select VIRTIO_BALLOON
> >> +
> >> # OK, it's a little counter-intuitive to do this, but it puts it neatly under
> >> # the virtualization menu.
> >> source "drivers/vhost/Kconfig"
> >> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/Makefile b/arch/x86/kvm/Makefile
> >> index 69b3a7c30013..78640a80501e 100644
> >> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/Makefile
> >> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/Makefile
> >> @@ -16,6 +16,8 @@ kvm-y += x86.o mmu.o emulate.o i8259.o irq.o lapic.o \
> >> i8254.o ioapic.o irq_comm.o cpuid.o pmu.o mtrr.o \
> >> hyperv.o page_track.o debugfs.o
> >>
> >> +obj-$(CONFIG_KVM_FREE_PAGE_HINTING) += $(KVM)/page_hinting.o
> >> +
> >> kvm-intel-y += vmx/vmx.o vmx/vmenter.o vmx/pmu_intel.o vmx/vmcs12.o vmx/evmcs.o vmx/nested.o
> >> kvm-amd-y += svm.o pmu_amd.o
> >>
> >> diff --git a/include/linux/gfp.h b/include/linux/gfp.h
> >> index 5f5e25fd6149..e596527284ba 100644
> >> --- a/include/linux/gfp.h
> >> +++ b/include/linux/gfp.h
> >> @@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
> >> #include <linux/stddef.h>
> >> #include <linux/linkage.h>
> >> #include <linux/topology.h>
> >> +#include <linux/page_hinting.h>
> >>
> >> struct vm_area_struct;
> >>
> >> @@ -456,6 +457,14 @@ static inline struct zonelist *node_zonelist(int nid, gfp_t flags)
> >> return NODE_DATA(nid)->node_zonelists + gfp_zonelist(flags);
> >> }
> >>
> >> +#ifdef CONFIG_KVM_FREE_PAGE_HINTING
> >> +#define HAVE_ARCH_FREE_PAGE
> >> +static inline void arch_free_page(struct page *page, int order)
> >> +{
> >> + guest_free_page(page, order);
> >> +}
> >> +#endif
> >> +
> >> #ifndef HAVE_ARCH_FREE_PAGE
> >> static inline void arch_free_page(struct page *page, int order) { }
> >> #endif
> > OK so arch_free_page hook is used to tie into mm code,
> > with follow-up patches the pages get queued in a list
> > and then sent to hypervisor so it can free them.
> > Fair enough but how do we know the page is
> > not reused by the time it's received by the hypervisor?
> > If it's reused then isn't it a problem that
> > hypervisor calls MADV_DONTNEED on them?
> Hi Michael,
>
> In order to ensure that the page is not reused, we remove it from the
> buddy free list by acquiring the zone lock. After the page is freed by
> the hypervisor it is returned to the buddy free list again.

Thanks that's good to know. Could you point me to code that does this?

> >
> >
> >> diff --git a/include/linux/page_hinting.h b/include/linux/page_hinting.h
> >> new file mode 100644
> >> index 000000000000..b54f7428f348
> >> --- /dev/null
> >> +++ b/include/linux/page_hinting.h
> >> @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
> >> +/*
> >> + * Size of the array which is used to store the freed pages is defined by
> >> + * MAX_FGPT_ENTRIES. If possible, we have to find a better way using which
> >> + * we can get rid of the hardcoded array size.
> >> + */
> >> +#define MAX_FGPT_ENTRIES 1000
> >> +/*
> >> + * hypervisor_pages - It is a dummy structure passed with the hypercall.
> >> + * @pfn: page frame number for the page which needs to be sent to the host.
> >> + * @order: order of the page needs to be reported to the host.
> >> + */
> >> +struct hypervisor_pages {
> >> + unsigned long pfn;
> >> + unsigned int order;
> >> +};
> >> +
> >> +void guest_free_page(struct page *page, int order);
> >> diff --git a/virt/kvm/page_hinting.c b/virt/kvm/page_hinting.c
> >> new file mode 100644
> >> index 000000000000..818bd6b84e0c
> >> --- /dev/null
> >> +++ b/virt/kvm/page_hinting.c
> >> @@ -0,0 +1,36 @@
> >> +#include <linux/gfp.h>
> >> +#include <linux/mm.h>
> >> +#include <linux/kernel.h>
> >> +
> >> +/*
> >> + * struct kvm_free_pages - Tracks the pages which are freed by the guest.
> >> + * @pfn: page frame number for the page which is freed.
> >> + * @order: order corresponding to the page freed.
> >> + * @zonenum: zone number to which the freed page belongs.
> >> + */
> >> +struct kvm_free_pages {
> >> + unsigned long pfn;
> >> + unsigned int order;
> >> + int zonenum;
> >> +};
> >> +
> >> +/*
> >> + * struct page_hinting - holds array objects for the structures used to track
> >> + * guest free pages, along with an index variable for each of them.
> >> + * @kvm_pt: array object for the structure kvm_free_pages.
> >> + * @kvm_pt_idx: index for kvm_free_pages object.
> >> + * @hypervisor_pagelist: array object for the structure hypervisor_pages.
> >> + * @hyp_idx: index for hypervisor_pages object.
> >> + */
> >> +struct page_hinting {
> >> + struct kvm_free_pages kvm_pt[MAX_FGPT_ENTRIES];
> >> + int kvm_pt_idx;
> >> + struct hypervisor_pages hypervisor_pagelist[MAX_FGPT_ENTRIES];
> >> + int hyp_idx;
> >> +};
> >> +
> >> +DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct page_hinting, hinting_obj);
> >> +
> >> +void guest_free_page(struct page *page, int order)
> >> +{
> >> +}
> >> --
> >> 2.17.2
> --
> Regards
> Nitesh
>



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