We haven't measure the performance yet. But since we did not lock the p2m table
for p2m table reading, splitting the large page during live migration may be
dangerous while other CPU wants to read the ept entries which are being
From: Tim Deegan [mailto:Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 2009年4月16日 20:36
To: Xin, Xiaohui
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel][PATCH] don't split the whole large page while live
migration with EPT
At 13:33 +0100 on 16 Apr (1239888814), Xin, Xiaohui wrote:
> Before, when HVM guest live migration with EPT, we just write protect all the
> EPT leaf entries.
> Then we know the dirty pages through ept_handle_violation(), and call
> to put back the write access of the EPT entries. At that time when we use
> large pages,
> we used to split the large page to 4K.
> It?s not necessary. Alternatively, we can just retain the large page entries,
> and put back the write access and mark dirty all the small pages in the large
> The patch attached removes the splitting.
What effect does this have on live migration time/traffic under load?
Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Principal Software Engineer, Citrix Systems (R&D) Ltd.
[Company #02300071, SL9 0DZ, UK.]
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