Patchwork [RFC,QEMU] i386/kvm: Enable paravirtual unused page hint mechanism

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Submitter Alexander Duyck
Date Feb. 4, 2019, 6:19 p.m.
Message ID <20190204181825.12252.81443.stgit@localhost.localdomain>
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Permalink /patch/717667/
State New
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Alexander Duyck - Feb. 4, 2019, 6:19 p.m.
From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>

This patch adds the flag named kvm-pv-unused-page-hint. This functionality
is enabled by kvm for x86 and provides a mechanism by which the guest can
indicate to the host which pages it is no longer using. By providing these
hints the guest can help to reduce the memory pressure on the host as
dirtied pages will be cleared and not written out to swap if they are
marked as being unused.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@linux.intel.com>
---
 target/i386/cpu.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Patch

diff --git a/target/i386/cpu.c b/target/i386/cpu.c
index 2f5412592d30..0d19a9dc64f1 100644
--- a/target/i386/cpu.c
+++ b/target/i386/cpu.c
@@ -900,7 +900,7 @@  static FeatureWordInfo feature_word_info[FEATURE_WORDS] = {
             "kvmclock", "kvm-nopiodelay", "kvm-mmu", "kvmclock",
             "kvm-asyncpf", "kvm-steal-time", "kvm-pv-eoi", "kvm-pv-unhalt",
             NULL, "kvm-pv-tlb-flush", NULL, "kvm-pv-ipi",
-            NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL,
+            "kvm-pv-unused-page-hint", NULL, NULL, NULL,
             NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL,
             NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL,
             "kvmclock-stable-bit", NULL, NULL, NULL,