Bug 1289291 - Live Migration dynamic cpu throttling for auto-convergence (RHEL OSP)
Summary: Live Migration dynamic cpu throttling for auto-convergence (RHEL OSP)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openstack-nova
Version: 8.0 (Liberty)
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ga
: 10.0 (Newton)
Assignee: Eoghan Glynn
QA Contact: nlevinki
Depends On: 1289285
Blocks: 1289288 1289290 1358141
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-12-07 20:20 UTC by Hai Huang
Modified: 2019-09-09 16:42 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Clone Of: 1289285
Last Closed: 2016-02-19 15:57:12 UTC
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Description Hai Huang 2015-12-07 20:20:35 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1289285 +++

Description of problem:

With extreme memory write intensive workloads, normal live migration will never complete because the guest is writing to memory faster than Qemu can transfer the memory changes to the destination system. In this case normal migration will continue forever, not making enough progress to stop the guest and proceed to the non-live "finishing up" phase of migration.

This feature provides a method for slowing down guest execution speed, thus hopefully, also slowing down guest memory write speed. As time advances autoconverge will continually increase the amount of guest cpu throttling until guest memory write speed slows enough to allow the guest to be stopped and migration to finish.

As of Qemu 2.5 dynamic throttling has been added to autoconverge dramatically increasing its effectiveness.

This feature will be available in RHEL7.3 qemu-kvm-rhev with the rebase 
to qemu 2.5.

The qemu feature page can be found in:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Please refer to the qemu feature page above.

Actual results:
Live migration fails due to high page dirty rate 
(i.e. intensive memory writes).

Expected results:
Live migration successfully complete.

Additional info:

Comment 2 Perry Myers 2015-12-15 22:13:52 UTC
This is clearly a Nova feature, moving it from RFEs back to Nova. Please leave it there.

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