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From: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
To: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	lkml - Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	virtualization <virtualization@lists.osdl.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/8] lguest: trivial guest block driver
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:25:05 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1171326305.19842.36.camel@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070212150125.GM3999@kernel.dk>

On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 16:01 +0100, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12 2007, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > Thanks Jens!!
> 
> My pleasure, it's not often you get to make that big a performance
> improvement with just a little few lines of change :-)

*cough* I deliberately leave these low hanging fruit in lguest to
encourage people to hack on it.  Really.  *cough*

> I guess you'll take changes to make this driver queuing as well? It's
> pretty important for good guest io performance as well.

The question is whether the guest or host should queue.  If you have
multiple guests sharing a disk in the hose, I would think that the host
is better off queuing.  And this would seem to be the common case.

On my todo list is:
1) Implement write barriers, (-> fsync in the host)
2) Make the host userspace program (lguest) async rather than blocking,
3) Allow multiple outstanding requests.

Then it should be useful for other hypervisors.

Cheers!
Rusty.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-13  0:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-12  3:32 [PATCH 1/7] cleanup: paravirt unhandled fallthrough Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:33 ` [PATCH 2/7] cleanup: Initialize esp0 properly all the time Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:34   ` [PATCH 3/7] cleanup: Make hvc_console.c compile on non-PowerPC Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:35     ` [PATCH 4/7] cleanup: Move mce_disabled to asm/mce.h Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:36       ` [PATCH 5/7] cleanup: Rename cpu_gdt_descr and remove extern declaration from smpboot.c Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:37         ` [PATCH 6/7] cleanup: Remove extern declaration from mm/discontig.c, put in header Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:39           ` [PATCH 7/7] cleanup: make disable_acpi() valid w/o CONFIG_ACPI Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:41             ` [PATCH 1/2] lguest preparation: EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL 5 functions Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:42               ` [PATCH 2/2] lguest preparation: expose futex infrastructure: get_futex_key, get_key_refs and drop_key_refs Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:44                 ` [PATCH 1/8] lguest: Kconfig and headers Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:46                   ` [PATCH 2/8] lguest: the host code (lg.ko) Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:48                     ` [PATCH 3/8] lguest: Guest code Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:50                       ` [PATCH 4/8] lguest: Makefile Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:52                         ` [PATCH 5/8] lguest: trivial guest network driver Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:53                           ` [PATCH 6/8] lguest: trivial guest console driver Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:54                             ` [PATCH 7/8] lguest: trivial guest block driver Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  3:55                               ` [PATCH 8/8] lguest: documentatation and example launcher Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  4:43                               ` [PATCH 7/8] lguest: trivial guest block driver Jens Axboe
2007-02-12  5:27                                 ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-12  5:32                                   ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-12  5:33                                     ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-12  7:09                                     ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-12 15:01                                       ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-13  0:25                                         ` Rusty Russell [this message]
2007-02-13  0:44                                           ` Jens Axboe
2007-02-12 15:55                           ` [PATCH 5/8] lguest: trivial guest network driver Herbert Xu
2007-02-13  2:15                             ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-13 14:06                               ` Herbert Xu
2007-02-14  4:47                                 ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-14 13:57                                   ` Herbert Xu
2007-02-14 23:00                                     ` Rusty Russell
2007-02-12 16:02                   ` [PATCH 1/8] lguest: Kconfig and headers James Morris
2007-02-13  5:09             ` [PATCH 7/7] cleanup: make disable_acpi() valid w/o CONFIG_ACPI Len Brown
2007-02-12  9:16         ` [PATCH 5/7] cleanup: Rename cpu_gdt_descr and remove extern declaration from smpboot.c Zachary Amsden

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