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From: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@redhat.com>
To: Glauber de Oliveira Costa <gcosta@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, jeremy@goop.org, avi@qumranet.com,
	aliguori@us.ibm.com, kvm-devel@lists.sourceforge.net,
	hollisb@us.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] include files for kvmclock
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 09:37:30 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47341C4A.30508@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <11945615703593-git-send-email-gcosta@redhat.com>

> +/*
> + * Guest has page alignment and padding requirements. At the host, it will
> + * only lead to wasted space at the vcpu struct. For this reason, the struct
> + * is not anonymous
> + */
> +union kvm_hv_clock {
> +	struct kvm_hv_clock_s {
> +		u64 tsc_mult;
> +		u64 now_ns;
> +		/* That's the wall clock, not the water closet */
> +		u64 wc_sec;
> +		u64 last_tsc;
> +		/* At first, we could use the tsc value as a marker, but Jeremy
> +		 * well noted that it will cause us locking problems in 32-bit
> +		 * sys, so we have a special version field */
> +		u32 version;
> +	} fields;
> +	char page_align[PAGE_SIZE];
> +};

What is the point in using a whole page per vcpu?  You probably don't
want struct kvm_hv_clock_s cross a page border.  Is that the only reason
or are there other constrains too?

As the kvm clock looks quite simliar to what xen does, how about making
the structs binary-compatible or simply reuse the xen version (struct
vcpu_time_info in xen/interface/xen.h)?

cheers,
  Gerd

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-11-09  8:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-11-08 22:39 [PATCH 0/3] Kvm clocksource, new spin Glauber de Oliveira Costa
2007-11-08 22:39 ` [PATCH 1/3] include files for kvmclock Glauber de Oliveira Costa
2007-11-08 22:39   ` [PATCH 2/3] kvmclock - the host part Glauber de Oliveira Costa
2007-11-08 22:39     ` [PATCH 3/3] kvmclock implementation, the guest part Glauber de Oliveira Costa
2007-11-11 10:17     ` [PATCH 2/3] kvmclock - the host part Avi Kivity
2007-11-13 11:28       ` Glauber de Oliveira Costa
2007-11-13 14:44         ` Avi Kivity
2007-11-13  5:00     ` [kvm-devel] " Dong, Eddie
2007-11-13 11:54       ` Glauber de Oliveira Costa
2007-11-13 12:08         ` Izik Eidus
2007-11-13 14:47         ` Avi Kivity
2007-11-13 15:23           ` Dong, Eddie
2007-11-13 16:12             ` Avi Kivity
2007-11-14  0:41               ` Dong, Eddie
2007-11-09  8:37   ` Gerd Hoffmann [this message]
2007-11-11  9:15     ` [PATCH 1/3] include files for kvmclock Avi Kivity

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