[V4,4/4] Qemu: Add commandline -drive option 'hostcache'

Submitted by Supriya Kannery on July 4, 2011, 10:43 a.m.

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Message ID 20110704104343.28170.4657.sendpatchset@skannery
State New
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Supriya Kannery July 4, 2011, 10:43 a.m.
qemu command option 'hostcache' added to -drive for block devices.
While starting a VM from qemu commandline, this option can be used 
for setting host cache usage for block data access. It is not 
allowed to specify both 'hostcache' and 'cache' options in the same 
commandline. User has to specify only one among these.

Signed-off-by: Supriya Kannery <supriyak@in.ibm.com>

---
 blockdev.c      |   17 +++++++++++++++++
 qemu-config.c   |    4 ++++
 qemu-options.hx |    2 +-
 qemu.pod        |    5 +++++
 4 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Stefan Hajnoczi July 4, 2011, 12:31 p.m.
On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Supriya Kannery
<supriyak@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> @@ -324,7 +325,23 @@ DriveInfo *drive_init(QemuOpts *opts, in
>        }
>     }
>
> +    if ((buf = qemu_opt_get(opts, "hostcache")) != NULL) {
> +        if (!strcmp(buf, "off")) {

Please use qemu_opt_get_bool().

Stefan

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Index: qemu/blockdev.c
===================================================================
--- qemu.orig/blockdev.c
+++ qemu/blockdev.c
@@ -238,6 +238,7 @@  DriveInfo *drive_init(QemuOpts *opts, in
     DriveInfo *dinfo;
     int snapshot = 0;
     int ret;
+    bool option_hostcache = false;
 
     translation = BIOS_ATA_TRANSLATION_AUTO;
 
@@ -324,7 +325,23 @@  DriveInfo *drive_init(QemuOpts *opts, in
 	}
     }
 
+    if ((buf = qemu_opt_get(opts, "hostcache")) != NULL) {
+        if (!strcmp(buf, "off")) {
+            bdrv_flags |= BDRV_O_NOCACHE;
+        } else if (!strcmp(buf, "on")) {
+            bdrv_flags &= ~BDRV_O_NOCACHE;
+        } else {
+            error_report("invalid hostcache option");
+            return NULL;
+        }
+        option_hostcache = true;
+    }
+
     if ((buf = qemu_opt_get(opts, "cache")) != NULL) {
+        if (option_hostcache) {
+            error_report("'hostcache' and 'cache' cannot co-exist");
+            return NULL;
+        }
         if (!strcmp(buf, "off") || !strcmp(buf, "none")) {
             bdrv_flags |= BDRV_O_NOCACHE | BDRV_O_CACHE_WB;
         } else if (!strcmp(buf, "writeback")) {
Index: qemu/qemu-options.hx
===================================================================
--- qemu.orig/qemu-options.hx
+++ qemu/qemu-options.hx
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@  DEF("drive", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_drive,
     "       [,cyls=c,heads=h,secs=s[,trans=t]][,snapshot=on|off]\n"
     "       [,cache=writethrough|writeback|none|unsafe][,format=f]\n"
     "       [,serial=s][,addr=A][,id=name][,aio=threads|native]\n"
-    "       [,readonly=on|off]\n"
+    "       [,readonly=on|off][,hostcache=on|off]\n"
     "                use 'file' as a drive image\n", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
 STEXI
 @item -drive @var{option}[,@var{option}[,@var{option}[,...]]]
Index: qemu/qemu-config.c
===================================================================
--- qemu.orig/qemu-config.c
+++ qemu/qemu-config.c
@@ -78,6 +78,10 @@  static QemuOptsList qemu_drive_opts = {
         },{
             .name = "readonly",
             .type = QEMU_OPT_BOOL,
+        },{
+            .name = "hostcache",
+            .type = QEMU_OPT_BOOL,
+            .help = "set or reset hostcache (on/off)"
         },
         { /* end of list */ }
     },
Index: qemu/qemu.pod
===================================================================
--- qemu.orig/qemu.pod
+++ qemu/qemu.pod
@@ -226,6 +226,11 @@  I<snapshot> is "on" or "off" and allows 
 
 I<cache> is "none", "writeback", "unsafe", or "writethrough" and controls how the host cache is used to access block data.
 
+=item B<hostcache=>I<hostcache>
+
+I<hostcache> is "on" or "off" and allows to enable or disable hostcache while accessing block data.
+Both 'cache=' and 'hostcache=' should not used in same command line. Use only one among them.
+
 =item B<aio=>I<aio>
 
 I<aio> is "threads", or "native" and selects between pthread based disk I/O and native Linux AIO.