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Re: [libvirt] [RFC PATCH 0/8 v2] Summary on block IO throttle

On 10/27/2011 03:12 AM, Lei Li wrote:
1) Enable the blkio throttling in xml when guest is starting up.

Add blkio throttling in xml as follows:

     <disk type='file' device='disk'>
       <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
       <source file='/var/lib/libvirt/images/kvm-one.img'/>
       <target dev='vda' bus='virtio'/>
       <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x05' function='0x0'/>
       <iotune bps='n'.../>

2) Enable blkio throttling setting at guest running time.

virsh blkiothrottle<domain>  <device>  [--bps<number>] [--bps_rd<number>] \
[--bps_wr<number>] [--iops<number>] [--iops_rd<number>] [--iops_wr<number>]

3) The support to get the current block i/o throttling for a device - HMP/QMP.

virsh blkiothrottle<domain>  <device>

Given that the XML is named <iotune> under <disk>, we should probably name the virsh command 'blkiotune' or 'disk-iotune', not 'blkiothrottle'.

Also, <iotune bps='n'.../> doesn't look right. This should be similar to the top-level XML. Here, taking into account the other proposal for per-block-device values (which can't be tied to individual <disk>):

    <disk ...>

  daemon/remote.c                 |   85 +++++++++++++++++
  include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in    |   25 +++++

Missing changes in docs/formatdomain.html.in (to describe the new XML), docs/schemas/domaincommon.rng (to validate the new xml), and tests/ (probably qemuxml2argvdata), to test it.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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