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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 0/2] Add machine type pc-1.0-qemu-kvm for live migrate compatibility with qemu-kvm



On Mon, Aug 04, 2014 at 05:46:58PM +0100, Alex Bligh wrote:
> Michael,
> 
> On 4 Aug 2014, at 17:22, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst redhat com> wrote:
> 
> >> 
> >> These are capable of modifying fields within the
> >> VMStateDescription of the relevant object.
> >> 
> >> However, the PIIX4 change modifies the minimum_version_id
> >> (outside fields); I don't quite see how that would work.
> >> Can you help here?
> > 
> > If you want to support lower version IDs,
> > you can just decrease minimum_version_id.
> > 
> > field_exists gets the version ID so you can
> > parse different fields depending on the
> > version.
> 
> The issue is that qemu-kvm 1.0 used version ID 2
> but is actually sending a version 3 structure.
> 
> I don't think I can just reduce the minimum version
> ID.



> As per the comment in the original patch from
> Cole Robinson:
> 
> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/qemu.git/tree/0001-Fix-migration-from-qemu-kvm.patch?h=f20
> 
> --- a/hw/acpi/piix4.c
> +++ b/hw/acpi/piix4.c
> @@ -289,7 +289,13 @@ static int acpi_load_old(QEMUFile *f, void *opaque, int version_id)
>  static const VMStateDescription vmstate_acpi = {
>      .name = "piix4_pm",
>      .version_id = 3,
> -    .minimum_version_id = 3,
> +    /*
> +     * qemu-kvm 1.2 uses qemu.git version 3 format, but advertised as 2.
> +     * This allows incoming migration from qemu-kvm, but breaks incoming
> +     * migration from qemu < 1.3.
> +     */
> +    //minimum_version_id = 3,
> +    .minimum_version_id = 2,
>      .minimum_version_id_old = 1,
>      .load_state_old = acpi_load_old,
>      .post_load = vmstate_acpi_post_load,
> 
> An inbound migration from qemu-1.0-git, qemu-1.1 or
> qemu-1.2 will have version ID 2 and actually mean version
> 2; currently (i.e. with minimum_version_id = 3), these
> use the minimum_version_id_old field (1) and
> acpi_load_old routine.
> 
> If I decrease minimum_version_id to 2, as far as I can
> tell this will break inbound migration from the 'good'
> earlier versions, whilst fixing qemu-1.0-kvm (which uses
> version 2 to mean version 3).
> 
> So as far as I can tell, the minimum version ID needs
> to be dependent upon inbound machine type (or machine
> parameters). By the time the command line is parsed,
> these structures have already been built. That's why
> I took the approach I did, but again I'm new to this
> so may be missing something.
> 
> Or were you suggesting I introduced a
>   test_force_use_new_load_vm_state
> type field into VMStateDescription so it can dynamically
> choose not to use the load_state_old but rather to
> use the new method, irrespective of the minimum version
> mismatch?

I was merely suggesting changing acpi_load_old to
detect the new flag and parse the qemu-kvm format.


> -- 
> Alex Bligh
> 
> 
> 


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