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From: Peter Xu <>
To: Mingwei Zhang <>
Cc: Jim Mattson <>,
	Paolo Bonzini <>,
	Sean Christopherson <>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <>,
	Wanpeng Li <>,
	Joerg Roedel <>, kvm <>,
	LKML <>,
	Ben Gardon <>,
	David Matlack <>,
	Jing Zhang <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 3/3] KVM: x86/mmu: Add detailed page size stats
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 09:12:36 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YRPMxLdL5vsZRyux@t490s> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 06:06:51PM -0700, Mingwei Zhang wrote:
> Regarding the pursuit for accuracy, I think there might be several
> reasons. One of the most critical reasons that I know is that we need
> to ensure dirty logging works correctly, i.e., when dirty logging is
> enabled, all huge pages (both 2MB and 1GB) _are_ gone. Hope that
> clarifies a little bit?

It's just for statistics, right?  I mean dirty log should be working even
without this change.

But I didn't read closely last night, so we want to have "how many huge pages
we're mapping", not "how many we've mapped in the history".  Yes that makes
sense to be accurate.  I should have looked more carefully, sorry.

PS: it turns out atomic is not that expensive as I thought even on a 200 core
system, which takes 7ns (but for sure it's still expensive than normal memory
ops, and bus locking); I thought it'll be bigger as on a 40 core system I got
15ns which is 2x of my laptop of 8 cores, but it didn't really grow but shrink.


Peter Xu

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-11 13:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-03  4:46 [PATCH v4 0/3] Add detailed page size stats in KVM stats Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-03  4:46 ` [PATCH v4 1/3] KVM: x86/mmu: Remove redundant spte present check in mmu_set_spte Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-03  4:46 ` [PATCH v4 2/3] KVM: x86/mmu: Avoid collision with !PRESENT SPTEs in TDP MMU lpage stats Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-03  4:46 ` [PATCH v4 3/3] KVM: x86/mmu: Add detailed page size stats Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-09 22:26   ` Jim Mattson
2021-08-09 23:39     ` Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-10  0:01       ` Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-10 23:22         ` Peter Xu
2021-08-11  1:06           ` Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-11 13:12             ` Peter Xu [this message]
2021-08-12 17:44               ` Mingwei Zhang
2021-08-11 11:36   ` Paolo Bonzini

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