[pve-devel] [PATCH v8 0/8] Add basics for custom CPU models

Eneko Lacunza elacunza at binovo.es
Thu Feb 13 13:27:01 CET 2020


Hi Stefan,

Do you think this could help specifying a custom CPU model that will 
migrate VMs with more than 1 core between Intel and AMD CPUs?
https://bugzilla.proxmox.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1660

Thanks a lot
Eneko


El 12/2/20 a las 16:11, Stefan Reiter escribió:
> Based on the RFC and following on- and off-list discussion about custom CPU
> models [0].
>
> In essence, this revised patch allows a user to specify custom CPU models in
> /etc/pve/cpu-models.conf (section-config style [1]), where VMs using that CPU
> model inherit details from the definition. This removes any fragile
> "auto-magical" CPU flag detection, while still giving the user a way to create
> VMs with the best possible subset of CPU features maintaining live-migration
> compatibility.
>
> Includes the infrastructure for broadcasting supported CPU flags for each
> cluster-node via the key-value store - this is not necessary for the
> custom-cpu feature in particular, but I think could prove useful for
> implementing the GUI part (e.g. show the user which flags are supported on which
> nodes).
>
>
> v7 -> v8:
> * rebase on master, fix tests now using +pve0
> * fixed nits noted by Thomas
> * moved live-migration/snapshot patches forward to avoid temporary breakage
> * fix CPU hotplug with custom CPUs
> * guard mkdir with check_cfs_is_mounted and also run before write
> * fix rebase-error in cfg2cmd tests (getaddrinfo_all)
> * dropped applied patches
>
> I deliberately didn't add any version_guard checks, since I don't think a bump
> is the right thing to do here (I say, after I waited for the pve-version series
> to be applied for making this v8).
>
> Doing so would break custom CPUs on older machine versions (since I'd have to
> pin it to 4.1~pve2) for no reason. The idea would have been to show a neat error
> message, but since up to this point we didn't even check the pve-version on
> migration, it wouldn't help much. Besides, migration to older versions already
> fails cleanly with a semi-readable message ('Unknown option: force-cpu').
>
>
> < see [2] for older history >
>
>
> [0]: https://pve.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2019-July/038268.html
> [1]: e.g.:
> cpu-model: custom-cpu-name
>      host-phys-bits 1
>      flags +aes;+avx;+avx2
>      reported-model kvm64
> [2] https://pve.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2020-January/041278.html
>
>
> qemu-server: Stefan Reiter (8):
>    Adapt CPUConfig to handle custom models
>    Verify VM-specific CPU configs seperately
>    Include "-cpu" parameter with live-migration
>    Include "-cpu" parameter with snapshots/suspend
>    Add helpers to better structure CPU option handling
>    Rework get_cpu_options and allow custom CPU models
>    fix #2318: allow phys-bits and host-phys-bits CPU settings
>    cfg2cmd: add test cases for custom CPU models
>
>   PVE/API2/Qemu.pm                              |  10 +-
>   PVE/QemuConfig.pm                             |  36 +-
>   PVE/QemuMigrate.pm                            |  22 +
>   PVE/QemuServer.pm                             |  44 +-
>   PVE/QemuServer/CPUConfig.pm                   | 477 +++++++++++++++---
>   test/cfg2cmd/custom-cpu-model-defaults.conf   |   8 +
>   .../custom-cpu-model-defaults.conf.cmd        |  24 +
>   test/cfg2cmd/custom-cpu-model.conf            |   8 +
>   test/cfg2cmd/custom-cpu-model.conf.cmd        |  27 +
>   test/cfg2cmd/i440fx-win10-hostpci.conf.cmd    |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/minimal-defaults.conf.cmd        |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/pinned-version.conf.cmd          |   2 +-
>   .../q35-linux-hostpci-multifunction.conf.cmd  |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/q35-linux-hostpci.conf.cmd       |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/q35-win10-hostpci.conf.cmd       |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/simple1.conf.cmd                 |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/spice-enhancments.conf.cmd       |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/spice-linux-4.1.conf.cmd         |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/spice-usb3.conf.cmd              |   2 +-
>   test/cfg2cmd/spice-win.conf.cmd               |   2 +-
>   test/run_config2command_tests.pl              |  23 +
>   21 files changed, 609 insertions(+), 92 deletions(-)
>   create mode 100644 test/cfg2cmd/custom-cpu-model-defaults.conf
>   create mode 100644 test/cfg2cmd/custom-cpu-model-defaults.conf.cmd
>   create mode 100644 test/cfg2cmd/custom-cpu-model.conf
>   create mode 100644 test/cfg2cmd/custom-cpu-model.conf.cmd
>


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