[PATCH v3] video: hyperv: hyperv_fb: Support deferred IO for Hyper-V frame buffer driver

Michael Kelley mikelley at microsoft.com
Thu Sep 5 14:10:10 UTC 2019

From: Wei Hu <weh at microsoft.com> Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:29 AM
> 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>
> ---
>     v2: Incorporated review comments from Michael Kelley
>     - Increased dirty rectangle by one row in deferred IO case when sending
>     to Hyper-V.
>     - Corrected the dirty rectangle size in the text mode.
>     - Added more comments.
>     - Other minor code cleanups.
>     v3: Incorporated more review comments
>     - Removed a few unnecessary variable tests
>  drivers/video/fbdev/Kconfig     |   1 +
>  drivers/video/fbdev/hyperv_fb.c | 216 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  2 files changed, 197 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

Reviewed-by: Michael Kelley <mikelley at microsoft.com>

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