Re: [PATCH v10 3/5] KVM: stats: Add documentation for binary statistics interface

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On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 04:41:44AM +0000, Jing Zhang wrote:
> This new API provides a file descriptor for every VM and VCPU to read
> KVM statistics data in binary format.
> It is meant to provide a lightweight, flexible, scalable and efficient
> lock-free solution for user space telemetry applications to pull the
> statistics data periodically for large scale systems. The pulling
> frequency could be as high as a few times per second.
> The statistics descriptors are defined by KVM in kernel and can be
> by userspace to discover VM/VCPU statistics during the one-time setup
> stage.
> The statistics data itself could be read out by userspace telemetry
> periodically without any extra parsing or setup effort.

Do you have a pointer to userspace code that can do such a thing that
others can use?  We do not like adding apis to the kernel without at
least seeing the user of those apis, especially for complex things like

Ideally you would include some library code in the kernel tree itself
that everyone can use for this for their own programs.  You have
provided a test which is great, but how do we know it works for "real"


greg k-h

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