[VIRTIO PCI PATCH v5 0/1] Add freeze_mode to virtio_pci_common_cfg

Jiqian Chen posted 1 patch 2 days, 2 hours ago
There is a newer version of this series
transport-pci.tex | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
[VIRTIO PCI PATCH v5 0/1] Add freeze_mode to virtio_pci_common_cfg
Posted by Jiqian Chen 2 days, 2 hours ago
Hi all,
This is the v5 patches and makes below changes:
* Since this series patches add a new mechanism that let virtgpu and Qemu can negotiate
  their reset behavior, and other guys hope me can improve this mechanism to virtio pci
  level, so that other virtio devices can also benefit from it. So instead of adding
  new feature flag VIRTIO_GPU_F_FREEZE_S3 only serves for virtgpu, v5 add a new parameter
  named freeze_mode to struct virtio_pci_common_cfg, when guest begin suspending, set
  freeze_mode to VIRTIO_PCI_FREEZE_MODE_FREEZE_S3, and then all virtio devices can get
  this status, and notice that guest is suspending, then they can change their reset

V5 of Qemu patch:
V5 of kernel patch:

The link to trace this issue:

Best regards,
Jiqian Chen

no v4 patches.
V4 of Qemu patch:
No v4 of kernel patch

makes below changes:
* Use enum for freeze mode, so this can be extended with more
  modes in the future.
* Rename functions and paratemers with "_S3" postfix.
* Explain in more detail
V3 of Qemu patch:
V3 of Kernel patch: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20230720115805.8206-1-Jiqian.Chen@amd.com/T/#t

makes below changes:
* Elaborate on the types of resources.
* Add some descriptions for S3 and S4.
V2 of Qemu patch:
V2 of Kernel patch:

Hi all,
I am working to implement virtgpu S3 function on Xen.

Currently on Xen, if we start a guest through Qemu with enabling virtgpu, and then suspend and
s3resume guest. We can find that the guest kernel comes back, but the display doesn't. It just
shown a black screen.

That is because when guest was during suspending, it called into Qemu and Qemu destroyed all
resources and reset renderer. This made the display gone after guest resumed.

So, I add a mechanism that when guest is suspending, it will notify Qemu, and then Qemu will
not destroy resources. That can help guest's display come back.

As discussed and suggested by Robert Beckett and Gerd Hoffmann on v1 qemu's mailing list.
Due to that mechanism needs cooperation between guest and host. What's more, as virtio drivers
by design paravirt drivers, it is reasonable for guest to accept some cooperation with host to
manage suspend/resume. So I request to add a new feature flag, so that guest and host can
negotiate whenever freezing is supported or not.
V1 of Qemu patch:
V1 of Kernel patch:

Jiqian Chen (1):
  transport-pci: Add freeze_mode to virtio_pci_common_cfg

 transport-pci.tex | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)