[RFC PATCH] KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: HV: THP support for guest

Aneesh Kumar K.V aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue May 6 00:47:00 EST 2014

Alexander Graf <agraf at suse.de> writes:

> On 05/04/2014 07:30 PM, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> No patch description, no proper explanations anywhere why you're doing 
> what. All of that in a pretty sensitive piece of code. There's no way 
> this patch can go upstream in its current form.

Sorry about being vague. Will add a better commit message. The goal is
to export MPSS support to guest if the host support the same. MPSS
support is exported via penc encoding in "ibm,segment-page-sizes". The
actual format can be found at htab_dt_scan_page_sizes. When the guest
memory is backed by hugetlbfs we expose the penc encoding the host
support to guest via kvmppc_add_seg_page_size. 

Now the challenge to THP support is to make sure that our henter,
hremove etc decode base page size and actual page size correctly
from the hash table entry values. Most of the changes is to do that.
Rest of the stuff is already handled by kvm. 

NOTE: It is much easier to read the code after applying the patch rather
than reading the diff. I have added comments around each steps in the


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