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Date:   Mon, 30 May 2022 11:39:21 +0800
From:   Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
To:     "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
Cc:     Parav Pandit <parav@...dia.com>,
        Eugenio Pérez <eperezma@...hat.com>,
        "kvm@...r.kernel.org" <kvm@...r.kernel.org>,
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        Longpeng <longpeng2@...wei.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 0/4] Implement vdpasim stop operation

On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 6:56 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@...hat.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 12:54:32PM +0000, Parav Pandit wrote:
> >
> >
> > > From: Eugenio Pérez <eperezma@...hat.com>
> > > Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:44 AM
> >
> > > Implement stop operation for vdpa_sim devices, so vhost-vdpa will offer
> > >
> > > that backend feature and userspace can effectively stop the device.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > This is a must before get virtqueue indexes (base) for live migration,
> > >
> > > since the device could modify them after userland gets them. There are
> > >
> > > individual ways to perform that action for some devices
> > >
> > > (VHOST_NET_SET_BACKEND, VHOST_VSOCK_SET_RUNNING, ...) but there
> > > was no
> > >
> > > way to perform it for any vhost device (and, in particular, vhost-vdpa).
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > After the return of ioctl with stop != 0, the device MUST finish any
> > >
> > > pending operations like in flight requests. It must also preserve all
> > >
> > > the necessary state (the virtqueue vring base plus the possible device
> > >
> > > specific states) that is required for restoring in the future. The
> > >
> > > device must not change its configuration after that point.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > After the return of ioctl with stop == 0, the device can continue
> > >
> > > processing buffers as long as typical conditions are met (vq is enabled,
> > >
> > > DRIVER_OK status bit is enabled, etc).
> >
> > Just to be clear, we are adding vdpa level new ioctl() that doesn’t map to any mechanism in the virtio spec.
> >
> > Why can't we use this ioctl() to indicate driver to start/stop the device instead of driving it through the driver_ok?
> > This is in the context of other discussion we had in the LM series.
>
> If there's something in the spec that does this then let's use that.

Actually, we try to propose a independent feature here:

https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/virtio-dev/202111/msg00020.html

Does it make sense to you?

Thanks

> Unfortunately the LM series seems to be stuck on moving
> bits around with the admin virtqueue ...
>
> --
> MST
>

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