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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/20] virtiofs: Add DAX support
On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 7:01 PM Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> This patch series adds DAX support to virtiofs filesystem. This allows
> bypassing guest page cache and allows mapping host page cache directly
> in guest address space.
>
> When a page of file is needed, guest sends a request to map that page
> (in host page cache) in qemu address space. Inside guest this is
> a physical memory range controlled by virtiofs device. And guest
> directly maps this physical address range using DAX and hence gets
> access to file data on host.
>
> This can speed up things considerably in many situations. Also this
> can result in substantial memory savings as file data does not have
> to be copied in guest and it is directly accessed from host page
> cache.
>
> Most of the changes are limited to fuse/virtiofs. There are couple
> of changes needed in generic dax infrastructure and couple of changes
> in virtio to be able to access shared memory region.
>
> These patches apply on top of 5.6-rc4 and are also available here.
>
> https://github.com/rhvgoyal/linux/commits/vivek-04-march-2020
>
> Any review or feedback is welcome.
>
[...]
> drivers/dax/super.c | 3 +-
> drivers/virtio/virtio_mmio.c | 32 +
> drivers/virtio/virtio_pci_modern.c | 107 +++
> fs/dax.c | 66 +-
> fs/fuse/dir.c | 2 +
> fs/fuse/file.c | 1162 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++-

That's a big addition to already big file.c.
Maybe split dax specific code to dax.c?
Can be a post series cleanup too.

Thanks,
Amir.

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