LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org
help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: Raghavendra K T <raghavendra.kt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Waiman.Long@hp.com, tglx@linutronix.de, mingo@redhat.com,
	hpa@zytor.com, paolo.bonzini@gmail.com, konrad.wilk@oracle.com,
	boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com, paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com,
	riel@redhat.com, torvalds@linux-foundation.org,
	david.vrabel@citrix.com, oleg@redhat.com, scott.norton@hp.com,
	doug.hatch@hp.com, linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, x86@kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	luto@amacapital.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/9] qspinlock stuff -v15
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:10:48 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5514FB70.4010600@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150316131613.720617163@infradead.org>

On 03/16/2015 06:46 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> Hi Waiman,
>
> As promised; here is the paravirt stuff I did during the trip to BOS last week.
>
> All the !paravirt patches are more or less the same as before (the only real
> change is the copyright lines in the first patch).
>
> The paravirt stuff is 'simple' and KVM only -- the Xen code was a little more
> convoluted and I've no real way to test that but it should be stright fwd to
> make work.
>
> I ran this using the virtme tool (thanks Andy) on my laptop with a 4x
> overcommit on vcpus (16 vcpus as compared to the 4 my laptop actually has) and
> it both booted and survived a hackbench run (perf bench sched messaging -g 20
> -l 5000).
>
> So while the paravirt code isn't the most optimal code ever conceived it does work.
>
> Also, the paravirt patching includes replacing the call with "movb $0, %arg1"
> for the native case, which should greatly reduce the cost of having
> CONFIG_PARAVIRT_SPINLOCKS enabled on actual hardware.
>
> I feel that if someone were to do a Xen patch we can go ahead and merge this
> stuff (finally!).
>
> These patches do not implement the paravirt spinlock debug stats currently
> implemented (separately) by KVM and Xen, but that should not be too hard to do
> on top and in the 'generic' code -- no reason to duplicate all that.
>
> Of course; once this lands people can look at improving the paravirt nonsense.
>

last time I had reported some hangs in kvm case, and I can confirm that
the current set of patches works fine.

Feel free to add
Tested-by: Raghavendra K T <raghavendra.kt@linux.vnet.ibm.com> #kvm pv

As far as performance is concerned (with my 16core +ht machine having
16vcpu guests [ even w/ , w/o the lfsr hash patchset ]), I do not see
any significant observations to report, though I understand that we
could see much more benefit with large number of vcpus because of
possible reduction in cache bouncing.







      parent reply	other threads:[~2015-03-27  6:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-16 13:16 Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 1/9] qspinlock: A simple generic 4-byte queue spinlock Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 2/9] qspinlock, x86: Enable x86-64 to use " Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 3/9] qspinlock: Add pending bit Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 4/9] qspinlock: Extract out code snippets for the next patch Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 5/9] qspinlock: Optimize for smaller NR_CPUS Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 6/9] qspinlock: Use a simple write to grab the lock Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 7/9] qspinlock: Revert to test-and-set on hypervisors Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 8/9] qspinlock: Generic paravirt support Peter Zijlstra
     [not found]   ` <5509E51D.7040909@hp.com>
2015-03-19 10:12     ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-19 12:25       ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-19 13:43         ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-19 23:25         ` Waiman Long
2015-04-01 16:20         ` Waiman Long
2015-04-01 17:12           ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-01 17:42             ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-01 18:17               ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-01 18:54                 ` Waiman Long
2015-04-01 18:48                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-01 19:58                     ` Waiman Long
2015-04-01 21:03                       ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-02 16:28                         ` Waiman Long
2015-04-02 17:20                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-02 19:48                             ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-03  3:39                               ` Waiman Long
2015-04-03 13:43                               ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-04-01 20:10             ` Waiman Long
2015-03-16 13:16 ` [PATCH 9/9] qspinlock,x86,kvm: Implement KVM support for paravirt qspinlock Peter Zijlstra
     [not found]   ` <550A3863.2060808@hp.com>
2015-03-19 10:01     ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-19 21:08       ` Waiman Long
2015-03-20  7:43         ` Raghavendra K T
2015-03-16 14:08 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/9] qspinlock stuff -v15 David Vrabel
2015-03-18 20:36 ` Waiman Long
2015-03-19 18:01 ` [Xen-devel] " David Vrabel
2015-03-19 18:32   ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-25 19:47 ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2015-03-26 20:21   ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-27 14:07     ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2015-03-30 16:41       ` Waiman Long
2015-03-30 16:25   ` Waiman Long
2015-03-30 16:29     ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-03-30 16:43       ` Waiman Long
2015-03-27  6:40 ` Raghavendra K T [this message]

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=5514FB70.4010600@linux.vnet.ibm.com \
    --to=raghavendra.kt@linux.vnet.ibm.com \
    --cc=Waiman.Long@hp.com \
    --cc=boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com \
    --cc=david.vrabel@citrix.com \
    --cc=doug.hatch@hp.com \
    --cc=hpa@zytor.com \
    --cc=konrad.wilk@oracle.com \
    --cc=kvm@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-arch@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org \
    --cc=luto@amacapital.net \
    --cc=mingo@redhat.com \
    --cc=oleg@redhat.com \
    --cc=paolo.bonzini@gmail.com \
    --cc=paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com \
    --cc=peterz@infradead.org \
    --cc=riel@redhat.com \
    --cc=scott.norton@hp.com \
    --cc=tglx@linutronix.de \
    --cc=torvalds@linux-foundation.org \
    --cc=virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org \
    --cc=x86@kernel.org \
    --cc=xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org \
    --subject='Re: [PATCH 0/9] qspinlock stuff -v15' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).