[libvirt] [PATCH v1 00/11] Rework storage migration

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Tue Nov 27 18:49:54 UTC 2012

This patch set re-implements migration with storage for enough new qemu.
Currently, you can migrate a domain to a host without need for shared storage.
This is done by setting 'blk' or 'inc' attribute (representing
of 'migrate' monitor command. However, the qemu implementation is
buggy and applications are advised to switch to new impementation
which, moreover, offers some nice features, like migrating only explicitly
specified disks.

The new functionality is controlled via 'nbd-server-*' and 'drive-mirror'
commands. The flow is meant to look like this:

1) User invokes libvirt's migrate functionality.

2) libvirt checks that no block jobs are active on the source.

3) libvirt starts the destination QEMU and sets up the NBD server using the
nbd-server-start and nbd-server-add commands.

4) libvirt starts drive-mirror with a destination pointing to the remote NBD
server, for example nbd:host:port:exportname=diskname (where diskname is the
-drive id specified on the destination).

5) once all mirroring jobs reach steady state, libvirt invokes the migrate

6) once migration completed, libvirt invokes the nbd-server-stop command on the
destination QEMU.

If we just skip the 2nd step and there is an active block-job, qemu will fail in
step 4. No big deal.
Since we try to NOT break migration and keep things compatible, this feature is
enabled iff both sides support it. Since there's obvious need for some data
transfer between src and dst, I've put it into qemuCookieMigration:

       <disk src='/var/lib/libvirt/images/f17.img' size='17179869184'/>

    Hey destination, I know how to use this cool new feature. Moreover,
    these are the paths I'll send you. Each file is X bytes big.
    It's one of the prerequisite - the file on dst exists and has at least the
    same size as on dst.

    <nbd port='X'/>

    Okay, I (destination) support this feature as well. I've created all
    files as you (src) told me to and you can start rolling data. I am listening
    on port X.

    <nbd port='-1'/>

    Migration completed, destination, you may shut the NBD server down.

If either src or dst doesn't support NBD, it is not used and whole process fall
backs to old implementation.

Michal Privoznik (11):
  qemu: Introduce NBD_SERVER capability
  Introduce NBD migration cookie
  qemu: Introduce nbd-server-start command
  qemu: Introduce nbd-server-add command
  qemu: Introduce nbd-server-stop command
  qemu_migration: Introduce qemuMigrationStartNBDServer
  qemu_migration: Move port allocation to a separate func
  qemu_migration: Implement qemuMigrationStartNBDServer()
  qemu_migration: Implement qemuMigrationDriveMirror
  qemu_migration: Check size prerequisites
  qemu_migration: Stop NBD server at Finish phase

 src/qemu/qemu_capabilities.c |    3 +
 src/qemu/qemu_capabilities.h |    1 +
 src/qemu/qemu_driver.c       |    8 +-
 src/qemu/qemu_migration.c    |  609 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 src/qemu/qemu_migration.h    |    6 +-
 src/qemu/qemu_monitor.c      |   62 +++++
 src/qemu/qemu_monitor.h      |    6 +
 src/qemu/qemu_monitor_json.c |   93 +++++++
 src/qemu/qemu_monitor_json.h |    6 +
 9 files changed, 756 insertions(+), 38 deletions(-)


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