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From: Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@gmail.com>
To: Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com>
Cc: "Sean Christopherson" <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>,
	"Radim Krčmář" <rkrcmar@redhat.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, kvm <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Paolo Bonzini" <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/3] KVM: Yield to IPI target if necessary
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:57:36 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <153047ED-75E2-4E70-BC33-C5FF27C08638@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CANRm+CyZcvuT80ixp9f0FNmjN+rTUtw8MshtBG0Uk4L1B1UjDw@mail.gmail.com>

> On Jun 11, 2019, at 3:02 AM, Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 at 09:48, Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Jun 10, 2019, at 6:45 PM, Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 at 09:11, Sean Christopherson
>>> <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 04:34:20PM +0200, Radim Krčmář wrote:
>>>>> 2019-05-30 09:05+0800, Wanpeng Li:
>>>>>> The idea is from Xen, when sending a call-function IPI-many to vCPUs,
>>>>>> yield if any of the IPI target vCPUs was preempted. 17% performance
>>>>>> increasement of ebizzy benchmark can be observed in an over-subscribe
>>>>>> environment. (w/ kvm-pv-tlb disabled, testing TLB flush call-function
>>>>>> IPI-many since call-function is not easy to be trigged by userspace
>>>>>> workload).
>>>>> 
>>>>> Have you checked if we could gain performance by having the yield as an
>>>>> extension to our PV IPI call?
>>>>> 
>>>>> It would allow us to skip the VM entry/exit overhead on the caller.
>>>>> (The benefit of that might be negligible and it also poses a
>>>>> complication when splitting the target mask into several PV IPI
>>>>> hypercalls.)
>>>> 
>>>> Tangetially related to splitting PV IPI hypercalls, are there any major
>>>> hurdles to supporting shorthand?  Not having to generate the mask for
>>>> ->send_IPI_allbutself and ->kvm_send_ipi_all seems like an easy to way
>>>> shave cycles for affected flows.
>>> 
>>> Not sure why shorthand is not used for native x2apic mode.
>> 
>> Why do you say so? native_send_call_func_ipi() checks if allbutself
>> shorthand should be used and does so (even though the check can be more
>> efficient - I’m looking at that code right now…)
> 
> Please continue to follow the apic/x2apic driver. Just apic_flat set
> APIC_DEST_ALLBUT/APIC_DEST_ALLINC to ICR.

Indeed - I was sure by the name that it does it correctly. That’s stupid.

I’ll add it to the patch-set I am working on (TLB shootdown improvements),
if you don’t mind.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-06-11 16:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-30  1:05 Wanpeng Li
2019-05-30  1:05 ` [PATCH v3 1/3] KVM: X86: " Wanpeng Li
2019-05-30  1:05 ` [PATCH v3 2/3] KVM: X86: Implement PV sched yield hypercall Wanpeng Li
2019-06-10 14:17   ` Radim Krčmář
2019-06-11  8:47     ` Wanpeng Li
2019-05-30  1:05 ` [PATCH v3 3/3] KVM: X86: Expose PV_SCHED_YIELD CPUID feature bit to guest Wanpeng Li
2019-06-10  5:58 ` [PATCH v3 0/3] KVM: Yield to IPI target if necessary Wanpeng Li
2019-06-10 14:34 ` Radim Krčmář
2019-06-11  1:11   ` Sean Christopherson
2019-06-11  1:45     ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-11  1:48       ` Nadav Amit
2019-06-11 10:02         ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-11 16:57           ` Nadav Amit [this message]
2019-06-12  1:18             ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-12  1:37               ` Nadav Amit
2019-06-28  9:12                 ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-28  9:18                   ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-11 10:26   ` Wanpeng Li

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