[PATCH v5] video: hyperv: hyperv_fb: Support deferred IO for Hyper-V frame buffer driver

Sasha Levin sashal at kernel.org
Tue Oct 1 18:45:26 UTC 2019

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 06:02:55AM +0000, Wei Hu wrote:
>Without deferred IO support, hyperv_fb driver informs the host to refresh
>the entire guest frame buffer at fixed rate, e.g. at 20Hz, no matter there
>is screen update or not. This patch supports deferred IO for screens in
>graphics mode and also enables the frame buffer on-demand refresh. The
>highest refresh rate is still set at 20Hz.
>Currently Hyper-V only takes a physical address from guest as the starting
>address of frame buffer. This implies the guest must allocate contiguous
>physical memory for frame buffer. In addition, Hyper-V Gen 2 VMs only
>accept address from MMIO region as frame buffer address. Due to these
>limitations on Hyper-V host, we keep a shadow copy of frame buffer
>in the guest. This means one more copy of the dirty rectangle inside
>guest when doing the on-demand refresh. This can be optimized in the
>future with help from host. For now the host performance gain from deferred
>IO outweighs the shadow copy impact in the guest.
>Signed-off-by: Wei Hu <weh at microsoft.com>

What tree is this based on? I can't get it to apply.


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