I am just helping with the review. Paolo & Dan probably will decide.
Can we Queue this to merge list since there no other comments last 2
On 2018-09-08 at 02:03:02 +0800, Zhang Yi wrote:
> For device specific memory space, when we move these area of pfn to
> memory zone, we will set the page reserved flag at that time, some of
> these reserved for device mmio, and some of these are not, such as
> NVDIMM pmem.
> Now, we map these dev_dax or fs_dax pages to kvm for DIMM/NVDIMM
> backend, since these pages are reserved. the check of
> kvm_is_reserved_pfn() misconceives those pages as MMIO. Therefor, we
> introduce 2 page map types, MEMORY_DEVICE_FS_DAX/MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX,
> to indentify these pages are from NVDIMM pmem. and let kvm treat these
> as normal pages.
> Without this patch, Many operations will be missed due to this
> mistreatment to pmem pages. For example, a page may not have chance to
> be unpinned for KVM guest(in kvm_release_pfn_clean); not able to be
> marked as dirty/accessed(in kvm_set_pfn_dirty/accessed) etc.
> [PATCH V3 1/4] Reviewed-by: David / Acked-by: Pankaj
> [PATCH V3 2/4] Reviewed-by: Jan
> [PATCH V3 3/4] Acked-by: Jan
> [PATCH V3 4/4] Added "Acked-by: Pankaj", Added in-line comments: Dave
> Zhang Yi (4):
> kvm: remove redundant reserved page check
> mm: introduce memory type MEMORY_DEVICE_DEV_DAX
> mm: add a function to differentiate the pages is from DAX device
> kvm: add a check if pfn is from NVDIMM pmem.
> drivers/dax/pmem.c | 1 +
> include/linux/memremap.h | 8 ++++++++
> include/linux/mm.h | 12 ++++++++++++
> virt/kvm/kvm_main.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++--------
> 4 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)