[PATCH v16 00/10] KVM/arm/arm64/x86: dirty page logging for ARMv7/8 (3.18.0-rc2)

Christoffer Dall christoffer.dall at linaro.org
Wed Jan 21 03:08:23 PST 2015

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 03:58:51PM -0800, Mario Smarduch wrote:
> Patch series adds support for armv7/8 dirty page logging. As we move
> towards generic dirty page logging interface we move some common code to
> generic layer shared by x86, armv7 and armv8.
> armv7/8 Dirty page logging implementation overivew-
> - initially write protects memory region 2nd stage page tables
> - read dirty page log and again write protect dirty pages for next pass.
> - second stage huge pages are dissolved into normal pages to keep track of
>   dirty memory at page granularity. Tracking at huge page granularity
>   limits granularity of marking dirty memory and migration to a light memory
>   load. Small page size logging supports higher memory dirty rates, enables
>   rapid migration.
>   armv7 supports 2MB Huge page, and armv8 supports 2MB (4kb) and
>   512MB (64kb)
> - In the event migration is canceled, normal behavior is resumed huge pages
>   are rebuilt over time.

Thanks, applied.


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