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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] kvm: warn if num cpus is greater than num recommended



On 22/08/2013, at 12:39, Andrew Jones <drjones redhat com> wrote:

> The comment in kvm_max_vcpus() states that it's using the recommended
> procedure from the kernel API documentation to get the max number
> of vcpus that kvm supports. It is, but by always returning the
> maximum number supported. The maximum number should only be used
> for development purposes. qemu should check KVM_CAP_NR_VCPUS for
> the recommended number of vcpus. This patch adds a warning if a user
> specifies a number of cpus between the recommended and max.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Jones <drjones redhat com>

CCing libvir-list. It is probably interesting for libvirt to expose or warn about the recommended VCPU limit somehow, and in this case a simple warning on stderr won't be enough.

> ---
> kvm-all.c | 45 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
> 1 file changed, 27 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/kvm-all.c b/kvm-all.c
> index 716860f617455..9092e13ae60ea 100644
> --- a/kvm-all.c
> +++ b/kvm-all.c
> @@ -1313,24 +1313,24 @@ static int kvm_irqchip_create(KVMState *s)
>     return 0;
> }
> 
> -static int kvm_max_vcpus(KVMState *s)
> +/* Find number of supported CPUs using the recommended
> + * procedure from the kernel API documentation to cope with
> + * older kernels that may be missing capabilities.
> + */
> +static int kvm_recommended_vcpus(KVMState *s)
> {
>     int ret;
> 
> -    /* Find number of supported CPUs using the recommended
> -     * procedure from the kernel API documentation to cope with
> -     * older kernels that may be missing capabilities.
> -     */
> -    ret = kvm_check_extension(s, KVM_CAP_MAX_VCPUS);
> -    if (ret) {
> -        return ret;
> -    }
>     ret = kvm_check_extension(s, KVM_CAP_NR_VCPUS);
> -    if (ret) {
> -        return ret;
> -    }
> +    return (ret) ? ret : 4;
> +}
> 
> -    return 4;
> +static int kvm_max_vcpus(KVMState *s)
> +{
> +    int ret;
> +
> +    ret = kvm_check_extension(s, KVM_CAP_MAX_VCPUS);
> +    return (ret) ? ret : kvm_recommended_vcpus(s);
> }
> 
> int kvm_init(void)
> @@ -1383,12 +1383,21 @@ int kvm_init(void)
>         goto err;
>     }
> 
> -    max_vcpus = kvm_max_vcpus(s);
> +    max_vcpus = kvm_recommended_vcpus(s);
>     if (smp_cpus > max_vcpus) {
> -        ret = -EINVAL;
> -        fprintf(stderr, "Number of SMP cpus requested (%d) exceeds max cpus "
> -                "supported by KVM (%d)\n", smp_cpus, max_vcpus);
> -        goto err;
> +        fprintf(stderr,
> +                "Warning: Number of SMP cpus requested (%d) exceeds "
> +                "recommended cpus supported by KVM (%d)\n",
> +                smp_cpus, max_vcpus);
> +
> +        max_vcpus = kvm_max_vcpus(s);
> +        if (smp_cpus > max_vcpus) {
> +            ret = -EINVAL;
> +            fprintf(stderr, "Number of SMP cpus requested (%d) exceeds "
> +                    "max cpus supported by KVM (%d)\n",
> +                    smp_cpus, max_vcpus);
> +            goto err;
> +        }
>     }
> 
>     s->vmfd = kvm_ioctl(s, KVM_CREATE_VM, 0);
> -- 
> 1.8.1.4
> 

-- 
Eduardo	



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