Commit 5c0919d0 authored by Committed by Paolo Bonzini
virtio-scsi: Add virtqueue_size parameter allowing virtqueue size to be set.
Since Linux switched to blk-mq as the default in Linux commit 5c279bd9e406 ("scsi: default to scsi-mq"), virtio-scsi LUNs consume about 10x as much guest kernel memory. This commit allows you to choose the virtqueue size for each virtio-scsi-pci controller like this: -device virtio-scsi-pci,id=scsi,virtqueue_size=16 The default is still 128 as before. Using smaller virtqueue_size allows many more disks to be added to small memory virtual machines. For a 1 vCPU, 500 MB, no swap VM I observed: With scsi-mq enabled (upstream kernel): 175 disks -"- ditto -"- virtqueue_size=64: 318 disks -"- ditto -"- virtqueue_size=16: 775 disks With scsi-mq disabled (kernel before 5c279bd9e406): 1755 disks Note that to have any effect, this requires a kernel patch: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/8/10/689Signed-off-by: Richard W.M. Jones <email@example.com> Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <email@example.com>
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