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

Dexuan Cui decui at microsoft.com
Wed Oct 2 07:52:27 UTC 2019

> From: Sasha Levin <sashal at kernel.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:45 AM
> To: Wei Hu <weh at microsoft.com>
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Sasha

Please use Wei's v6 patch, which can apply on today's hyperv/linux.git/s hyperv-next branch.

-- Dexuan

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