Features/KVM Guest PMU

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[[Category:Virtualization|KVM Guest PMU]]
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Latest revision as of 13:35, 3 February 2012


[edit] KVM Guest PMU

[edit] Summary

Virtualize a performance monitoring unit for the guest's use

[edit] Owner

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: 2011-01-29
  • Percentage of completion: 90%

[edit] Detailed Description

Provide a virtualized PMU to guests to allow better profiling using standard tools. This is targeted for the 3.3 kernel upstream and will land in Fedora 17.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

Users with KVM guests will be able to use standard profiling tools which allow for better monitoring and debugging.

[edit] Scope

Kernel updates scheduled for mainline 3.3 kernel already in F17 Qemu userspace updates targeted for the 1.1 release already in F17

[edit] How To Test

  • FIXME(Test plan to be written)

[edit] User Experience

Users will be able to run standard profiling tools requiring PMU inside of KVM guests.

[edit] Contingency Plan

None necessary.

[edit] Release Notes

KVM users can now run standard perf profiling tools within KVM guests.

[edit] Documentation

Coming soon

[edit] Comments and Discussion