Subject: [PATCH v2 00/12] KVM: Add asynchronous page fault for PV guest.
Date: Monday 23rd November 2009 14:05:55 UTC (over 7 years ago)
KVM virtuaize guest memory by means of shadow pages or HW assistance like NPT/EPT. Not all memory used by a guest is mapped into the guest address space or even present in a host memory at any given time. When vcpu tries to access memory page that is not mapped into guest address space KVM is notified about it. KVM maps the page into guest address space and resumes vcpu execution. If the page is swapped out from host memory vcpu execution is suspended till page is not swapped into the memory again. This is inefficient since vcpu can do other work (run other task or serve interrupts) while page gets swapped in. To overcome this inefficient this patch series implements "asynchronous page fault" for paravirtualized KVM guests. If a page that vcpu is trying to access is swapped out KVM sends async PF to the vcpu and continues vcpu execution. Requested page is swapped in by another thread in parallel. When vcpu gets async PF it puts the task that faulted to sleep until "wake up" interrupt is delivered. When page is brought to host memory KVM sends "wake up" interrupt and the guest task resumes execution. Changes: v1->v2 Use MSR instead of hypercall. Move most of the code into arch independent place. halt inside a guest instead of doing "wait for page" hypercall if preemption is disabled. Gleb Natapov (12): Move kvm_smp_prepare_boot_cpu() from kvmclock.c to kvm.c. Add PV MSR to enable asynchronous page faults delivery. Add async PF initialization to PV guest. Add "handle page fault" PV helper. Handle asynchronous page fault in a PV guest. Export __get_user_pages_fast. Add get_user_pages() variant that fails if major fault is required. Inject asynchronous page fault into a guest if page is swapped out. Retry fault before vmentry Maintain preemptability count even for !CONFIG_PREEMPT kernels Handle async PF in non preemptable context. Send async PF when guest is not in userspace too. arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 22 +++- arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_para.h | 11 ++ arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h | 7 + arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt_types.h | 4 + arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c | 215 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ arch/x86/kernel/kvmclock.c | 13 +-- arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c | 8 + arch/x86/kernel/paravirt_patch_32.c | 8 + arch/x86/kernel/paravirt_patch_64.c | 7 + arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c | 3 + arch/x86/kvm/Kconfig | 2 + arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 46 ++++++- arch/x86/kvm/paging_tmpl.h | 50 +++++++- arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 86 ++++++++++++- arch/x86/mm/fault.c | 3 + arch/x86/mm/gup.c | 2 + fs/ncpfs/mmap.c | 2 + include/linux/hardirq.h | 14 +-- include/linux/kvm.h | 1 + include/linux/kvm_host.h | 27 ++++ include/linux/kvm_para.h | 2 + include/linux/mm.h | 5 + include/linux/preempt.h | 22 +++- include/linux/sched.h | 4 - include/trace/events/kvm.h | 60 +++++++++ kernel/sched.c | 6 - lib/kernel_lock.c | 1 + mm/filemap.c | 3 + mm/memory.c | 31 ++++- mm/shmem.c | 8 +- virt/kvm/Kconfig | 3 + virt/kvm/kvm_main.c | 227 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++- 32 files changed, 846 insertions(+), 57 deletions(-) -- To unsubscribe, send a message with 'unsubscribe linux-mm' in the body to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on Linux MM, see: http://www.linux-mm.org/ . Don't email: email@example.com