[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

[libvirt] [PATCHv2 06/20] snapshot: Add flag to enable creating checkpoints in live state



The default behavior while creating external checkpoints is to pause the
guest while the memory state is captured. We want the users to sacrifice
space saving for creating the memory save image while the guest is live
to minimize downtime.

This patch adds a flag that causes the guest not to be paused before
taking the snapshot.
 *include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in:
    - add new paused reason: VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_SNAPSHOT
    - add new flag for taking snapshot: VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_LIVE
 *tools/virsh-domain-monitor.c:
    - add string representation for VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_SNAPSHOT
 *tools/virsh-snapshot.c:
    - add support for VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_LIVE
 *tools/virsh.pod:
    - add docs for --live option added to use
    VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_LIVE flag
---
 include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in |  4 ++++
 src/libvirt.c                |  6 ++++++
 tools/virsh-domain-monitor.c |  2 ++
 tools/virsh-snapshot.c       |  6 ++++++
 tools/virsh.pod              | 12 ++++++++++--
 5 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in b/include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in
index 2b17cef..fe58c08 100644
--- a/include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in
+++ b/include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in
@@ -179,6 +179,7 @@ typedef enum {
     VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_WATCHDOG = 6,     /* paused due to a watchdog event */
     VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_FROM_SNAPSHOT = 7, /* paused after restoring from snapshot */
     VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_SHUTTING_DOWN = 8, /* paused during shutdown process */
+    VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_SNAPSHOT = 9,      /* paused while creating a snapshot */

 #ifdef VIR_ENUM_SENTINELS
     VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_LAST
@@ -3770,6 +3771,9 @@ typedef enum {
                                                           the domain */
     VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_ATOMIC      = (1 << 7), /* atomically avoid
                                                           partial changes */
+    VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_LIVE        = (1 << 8), /* create the snapshot
+                                                          while the guest is
+                                                          running */
 } virDomainSnapshotCreateFlags;

 /* Take a snapshot of the current VM state */
diff --git a/src/libvirt.c b/src/libvirt.c
index 2a01b80..1da3973 100644
--- a/src/libvirt.c
+++ b/src/libvirt.c
@@ -17770,6 +17770,12 @@ virDomainSnapshotGetConnect(virDomainSnapshotPtr snapshot)
  * running after the snapshot.  This flag is invalid on transient domains,
  * and is incompatible with VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_REDEFINE.
  *
+ * If @flags includes VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_LIVE, then the domain
+ * is not paused while creating the snapshot. This increases the size
+ * of the memory dump file, but reduces downtime of the guest while
+ * taking the snapshot. (Note: this feature works only with external
+ * checkpoints)
+ *
  * If @flags includes VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_DISK_ONLY, then the
  * snapshot will be limited to the disks described in @xmlDesc, and no
  * VM state will be saved.  For an active guest, the disk image may be
diff --git a/tools/virsh-domain-monitor.c b/tools/virsh-domain-monitor.c
index b264f15..faf23fe 100644
--- a/tools/virsh-domain-monitor.c
+++ b/tools/virsh-domain-monitor.c
@@ -223,6 +223,8 @@ vshDomainStateReasonToString(int state, int reason)
             return N_("from snapshot");
         case VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_SHUTTING_DOWN:
             return N_("shutting down");
+        case VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_SNAPSHOT:
+            return N_("creating snapshot");
         case VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_UNKNOWN:
         case VIR_DOMAIN_PAUSED_LAST:
             ;
diff --git a/tools/virsh-snapshot.c b/tools/virsh-snapshot.c
index 1641f90..77364e8 100644
--- a/tools/virsh-snapshot.c
+++ b/tools/virsh-snapshot.c
@@ -127,6 +127,7 @@ static const vshCmdOptDef opts_snapshot_create[] = {
     {"reuse-external", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("reuse any existing external files")},
     {"quiesce", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("quiesce guest's file systems")},
     {"atomic", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("require atomic operation")},
+    {"live", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("take a live snapshot")},
     {NULL, 0, 0, NULL}
 };

@@ -155,6 +156,8 @@ cmdSnapshotCreate(vshControl *ctl, const vshCmd *cmd)
         flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_QUIESCE;
     if (vshCommandOptBool(cmd, "atomic"))
         flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_ATOMIC;
+    if (vshCommandOptBool(cmd, "live"))
+        flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_LIVE;

     dom = vshCommandOptDomain(ctl, cmd, NULL);
     if (dom == NULL)
@@ -263,6 +266,7 @@ static const vshCmdOptDef opts_snapshot_create_as[] = {
     {"reuse-external", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("reuse any existing external files")},
     {"quiesce", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("quiesce guest's file systems")},
     {"atomic", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("require atomic operation")},
+    {"live", VSH_OT_BOOL, 0, N_("take a live snapshot")},
     {"diskspec", VSH_OT_ARGV, 0,
      N_("disk attributes: disk[,snapshot=type][,driver=type][,file=name]")},
     {NULL, 0, 0, NULL}
@@ -292,6 +296,8 @@ cmdSnapshotCreateAs(vshControl *ctl, const vshCmd *cmd)
         flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_QUIESCE;
     if (vshCommandOptBool(cmd, "atomic"))
         flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_ATOMIC;
+    if (vshCommandOptBool(cmd, "live"))
+        flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_SNAPSHOT_CREATE_LIVE;

     dom = vshCommandOptDomain(ctl, cmd, NULL);
     if (dom == NULL)
diff --git a/tools/virsh.pod b/tools/virsh.pod
index 07d6a67..a331e56 100644
--- a/tools/virsh.pod
+++ b/tools/virsh.pod
@@ -2594,7 +2594,7 @@ used to represent properties of snapshots.

 =item B<snapshot-create> I<domain> [I<xmlfile>] {[I<--redefine> [I<--current>]]
 | [I<--no-metadata>] [I<--halt>] [I<--disk-only>] [I<--reuse-external>]
-[I<--quiesce>] [I<--atomic>]}
+[I<--quiesce>] [I<--atomic>] [I<--live>]}

 Create a snapshot for domain I<domain> with the properties specified in
 I<xmlfile>.  Normally, the only properties settable for a domain snapshot
@@ -2647,6 +2647,10 @@ this.  If this flag is not specified, then some hypervisors may fail
 after partially performing the action, and B<dumpxml> must be used to
 see whether any partial changes occurred.

+If I<--live> is specified, libvirt takes the snapshot while the guest is
+running. This increases the size of the memory image of the external
+checkpoint. This is currently supported only for external checkpoints.
+
 Existence of snapshot metadata will prevent attempts to B<undefine>
 a persistent domain.  However, for transient domains, snapshot
 metadata is silently lost when the domain quits running (whether
@@ -2655,7 +2659,7 @@ by command such as B<destroy> or by internal guest action).
 =item B<snapshot-create-as> I<domain> {[I<--print-xml>]
 | [I<--no-metadata>] [I<--halt>] [I<--reuse-external>]} [I<name>]
 [I<description>] [I<--disk-only> [I<--quiesce>] [I<--atomic>]
-[[I<--diskspec>] B<diskspec>]...]
+[I<--live>] [[I<--diskspec>] B<diskspec>]...]

 Create a snapshot for domain I<domain> with the given <name> and
 <description>; if either value is omitted, libvirt will choose a
@@ -2700,6 +2704,10 @@ this.  If this flag is not specified, then some hypervisors may fail
 after partially performing the action, and B<dumpxml> must be used to
 see whether any partial changes occurred.

+If I<--live> is specified, libvirt takes the snapshot while the guest is
+running. This increases the size of the memory image of the external
+checkpoint. This is currently supported only for external checkpoints.
+
 =item B<snapshot-current> I<domain> {[I<--name>] | [I<--security-info>]
 | [I<snapshotname>]}

-- 
1.7.12.4


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]