[PATCH 2/3] powerpc/64s/idle: avoid sync for KVM state when waking from idle
npiggin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 22:38:32 AEDT 2018
On Wed, 28 Feb 2018 23:46:23 +0530
Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> * Nicholas Piggin <npiggin at gmail.com> [2017-11-18 00:08:06]:
> > When waking from a CPU idle instruction (e.g., nap or stop), the sync
> > for ordering the KVM secondary thread state can be avoided if there
> > wakeup is coming from a kernel context rather than KVM context.
> > This improves performance for ping-pong benchmark with the stop0 idle
> > state by 0.46% for 2 threads in the same core, and 1.02% for different
> > cores.
> Cool, the improvement comes from avoiding the "sync" alone?
Yes, they can be pretty costly.
> > Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin at gmail.com>
> > ---
> > arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S | 3 +++
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S b/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
> > index 2f8364e7b489..07a306173c5a 100644
> > --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
> > +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
> > @@ -532,6 +532,9 @@ ALT_FTR_SECTION_END_IFSET(CPU_FTR_ARCH_300)
> > mr r3,r12
> > #ifdef CONFIG_KVM_BOOK3S_HV_POSSIBLE
> > + lbz r0,HSTATE_HWTHREAD_STATE(r13)
> > + cmpwi r0,KVM_HWTHREAD_IN_KERNEL
> > + beq 1f
> > li r0,KVM_HWTHREAD_IN_KERNEL
> > stb r0,HSTATE_HWTHREAD_STATE(r13)
> > /* Order setting hwthread_state vs. testing hwthread_req */
> With this change, we will not check for HSTATE_HWTHREAD_REQ != 0
> condition but unconditionally goto host kernel if
> HSTATE_HWTHREAD_STATE == KVM_HWTHREAD_IN_KERNEL at wakeup.
> Host is in ST mode and sibling thread got a wakeup event (door bell) to execute
> a new vcpu by calling kvm_start_guest, what will HSTATE_HWTHREAD_STATE be?
It should be KVM_HWTHREAD_IN_IDLE.
> Just to clarify, what will the flags looks like for
> (a) Host cpu sibling thread is offline and need to execute guest
> (b) Host cpu sibling thread is idle and need to execute guest
In the idle case we are running with independent threads mode and
siblings not unplugged, so we should not get KVM wake-up requests
come through this path. I'm not fluent in KVM though, so I could
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