[PATCH v2 0/4] implement vcpu preempted check

Wanpeng Li kernellwp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 22:08:00 AEST 2016

2016-07-06 18:44 GMT+08:00 Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini at redhat.com>:
> On 06/07/2016 08:52, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:43:07AM -0400, Pan Xinhui wrote:
>>> change fomr v1:
>>>      a simplier definition of default vcpu_is_preempted
>>>      skip mahcine type check on ppc, and add config. remove dedicated macro.
>>>      add one patch to drop overload of rwsem_spin_on_owner and mutex_spin_on_owner.
>>>      add more comments
>>>      thanks boqun and Peter's suggestion.
>>> This patch set aims to fix lock holder preemption issues.
>>> test-case:
>>> perf record -a perf bench sched messaging -g 400 -p && perf report
>>> 18.09%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] osq_lock
>>> 12.28%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] rwsem_spin_on_owner
>>>  5.27%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] mutex_unlock
>>>  3.89%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] wait_consider_task
>>>  3.64%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] _raw_write_lock_irq
>>>  3.41%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] mutex_spin_on_owner.is
>>>  2.49%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] system_call
>>> We introduce interface bool vcpu_is_preempted(int cpu) and use it in some spin
>>> loops of osq_lock, rwsem_spin_on_owner and mutex_spin_on_owner.
>>> These spin_on_onwer variant also cause rcu stall before we apply this patch set
>> Paolo, could you help out with an (x86) KVM interface for this?
> If it's just for spin loops, you can check if the version field in the
> steal time structure has changed.

Steal time will not be updated until ahead of next vmentry except
wrmsr MSR_KVM_STEAL_TIME. So it can't represent it is preempted
currently, right?

Wanpeng Li

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