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From: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@linux.alibaba.com>
To: Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>
Cc: Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@gmail.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>,
	Jim Mattson <jmattson@google.com>, Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	x86@kernel.org, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>,
	Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com>,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/7] KVM: X86: Synchronize the shadow pagetable before link it
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2021 01:00:33 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <c3bd7db9-2356-2bb3-4869-7c3edf922e53@linux.alibaba.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YTJP/Ys8Fdxdm/Qk@google.com>



On 2021/9/4 00:40, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 04, 2021, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
>>
>> On 2021/9/4 00:06, Sean Christopherson wrote:
>>
>>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/paging_tmpl.h b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/paging_tmpl.h
>>> index 50ade6450ace..2ff123ec0d64 100644
>>> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/paging_tmpl.h
>>> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu/paging_tmpl.h
>>> @@ -704,6 +704,9 @@ static int FNAME(fetch)(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, struct kvm_page_fault *fault,
>>>    			access = gw->pt_access[it.level - 2];
>>>    			sp = kvm_mmu_get_page(vcpu, table_gfn, fault->addr,
>>>    					      it.level-1, false, access);
>>> +			if (sp->unsync_children &&
>>> +			    mmu_sync_children(vcpu, sp, false))
>>> +				return RET_PF_RETRY;
>>
>> It was like my first (unsent) fix.  Just return RET_PF_RETRY when break.
>>
>> And then I thought that it'd be better to retry fetching directly rather than
>> retry guest when the conditions are still valid/unchanged to avoid all the
>> next guest page walking and GUP().  Although the code does not check all
>> conditions such as interrupt event pending. (we can add that too)
> 
> But not in a bug fix that needs to go to stable branches.

Good point, it is too complicated for a fix, I accept just "return RET_PF_RETRY".
(and don't need "SOME_ARBITRARY_THRESHOLD").

Is it Ok? I will update the patch as it.

>   
>> I think it is a good design to allow break mmu_lock when mmu is handling
>> heavy work.
> 
> I don't disagree in principle, but I question the relevance/need.  I doubt this
> code is relevant to nested TDP performance as hypervisors generally don't do the
> type of PTE manipulations that would lead to linking an existing unsync sp.  And
> for legacy shadow paging, my preference would be to put it into maintenance-only
> mode as much as possible.  I'm not dead set against new features/functionality
> for shadow paging, but for something like dropping mmu_lock in the page fault path,
> IMO there needs to be performance numbers to justify such a change.
> 

I understood the concern and the relevance/need.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-03 17:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-24  7:55 [PATCH 0/7] KVM: X86: MMU: misc fixes and cleanups Lai Jiangshan
2021-08-24  7:55 ` [PATCH 1/7] KVM: X86: Fix missed remote tlb flush in rmap_write_protect() Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-02 21:38   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-09-13  9:57   ` Maxim Levitsky
2021-08-24  7:55 ` [PATCH 2/7] KVM: X86: Synchronize the shadow pagetable before link it Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-02 23:40   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-09-02 23:54     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-09-03  0:44       ` Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-03 16:06         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-09-03 16:25           ` Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-03 16:40             ` Sean Christopherson
2021-09-03 17:00               ` Lai Jiangshan [this message]
2021-09-03 16:33           ` Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-03  0:51     ` Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-13 11:30     ` Maxim Levitsky
2021-09-13 20:49       ` Sean Christopherson
2021-09-13 22:31         ` Maxim Levitsky
2021-08-24  7:55 ` [PATCH 3/7] KVM: X86: Zap the invalid list after remote tlb flushing Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-02 21:54   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-24  7:55 ` [PATCH 4/7] KVM: X86: Remove FNAME(update_pte) Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-13  9:49   ` Maxim Levitsky
2021-08-24  7:55 ` [PATCH 5/7] KVM: X86: Don't unsync pagetables when speculative Lai Jiangshan
2021-09-13 11:02   ` Maxim Levitsky
2021-09-18  3:06     ` Lai Jiangshan
2021-08-24  7:55 ` [PATCH 6/7] KVM: X86: Don't check unsync if the original spte is writible Lai Jiangshan
2021-08-24  7:55 ` [PATCH 7/7] KVM: X86: Also prefetch the last range in __direct_pte_prefetch() Lai Jiangshan
2021-08-25 15:18   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-08-25 22:58     ` Lai Jiangshan
2021-08-31 18:02 ` [PATCH 0/7] KVM: X86: MMU: misc fixes and cleanups Lai Jiangshan
2021-08-31 21:57   ` Sean Christopherson

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