lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Mar]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/20] virtiofs: Add DAX support
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 07:22:51AM +0200, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> 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.

How about fs/fuse/iomap.c instead. This will have all the iomap related logic
as well as all the dax range allocation/free logic which is required
by iomap logic. That moves about 900 lines of code from file.c to iomap.c

Vivek

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-03-11 19:48    [W:0.159 / U:4.612 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site