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[v4,02/14] softmmu/physmem: Fix ram_block_discard_range() to handle shared anonymous memory

Message ID 20210319101230.21531-3-david@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series RAM_NORESERVE, MAP_NORESERVE and hostmem "reserve" property | expand

Commit Message

David Hildenbrand March 19, 2021, 10:12 a.m. UTC
We can create shared anonymous memory via
    "-object memory-backend-ram,share=on,..."
which is, for example, required by PVRDMA for mremap() to work.

Shared anonymous memory is weird, though. Instead of MADV_DONTNEED, we
have to use MADV_REMOVE: MADV_DONTNEED will only remove / zap all
relevant page table entries of the current process, the backend storage
will not get removed, resulting in no reduced memory consumption and
a repopulation of previous content on next access.

Shared anonymous memory is internally really just shmem, but without a
fd exposed. As we cannot use fallocate() without the fd to discard the
backing storage, MADV_REMOVE gets the same job done without a fd as
documented in "man 2 madvise". Removing backing storage implicitly
invalidates all page table entries with relevant mappings - an additional
MADV_DONTNEED is not required.

Fixes: 06329ccecfa0 ("mem: add share parameter to memory-backend-ram")
Reviewed-by: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <dgilbert@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
---
 softmmu/physmem.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/softmmu/physmem.c b/softmmu/physmem.c
index 76bb8e324e..afff96a6dc 100644
--- a/softmmu/physmem.c
+++ b/softmmu/physmem.c
@@ -3506,6 +3506,7 @@  int ram_block_discard_range(RAMBlock *rb, uint64_t start, size_t length)
         /* The logic here is messy;
          *    madvise DONTNEED fails for hugepages
          *    fallocate works on hugepages and shmem
+         *    shared anonymous memory requires madvise REMOVE
          */
         need_madvise = (rb->page_size == qemu_host_page_size);
         need_fallocate = rb->fd != -1;
@@ -3539,7 +3540,11 @@  int ram_block_discard_range(RAMBlock *rb, uint64_t start, size_t length)
              * fallocate'd away).
              */
 #if defined(CONFIG_MADVISE)
-            ret =  madvise(host_startaddr, length, MADV_DONTNEED);
+            if (qemu_ram_is_shared(rb) && rb->fd < 0) {
+                ret = madvise(host_startaddr, length, MADV_REMOVE);
+            } else {
+                ret = madvise(host_startaddr, length, MADV_DONTNEED);
+            }
             if (ret) {
                 ret = -errno;
                 error_report("ram_block_discard_range: Failed to discard range "