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SubjectRE: [PATCH v2 5/5] KVM: SVM: Implement pause loop exit logic in SVM
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:31 PM
> To: Moger, Babu <Babu.Moger@amd.com>
> Cc: joro@8bytes.org; tglx@linutronix.de; mingo@redhat.com;
> hpa@zytor.com; x86@kernel.org; pbonzini@redhat.com;
> kvm@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 5/5] KVM: SVM: Implement pause loop exit logic in
> SVM
>
> 2018-03-16 16:37-0400, Babu Moger:
> > Bring the PLE(pause loop exit) logic to AMD svm driver.
> >
> > While testing, we found this helping in situations where numerous
> > pauses are generated. Without these patches we could see continuos
> > VMEXITS due to pause interceptions. Tested it on AMD EPYC server with
> > boot parameter idle=poll on a VM with 32 vcpus to simulate extensive
> > pause behaviour. Here are VMEXITS in 10 seconds interval.
> >
> > #VMEXITS Before the change After the change
> > Pauses 810199 504
> > Total 882184 325415
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Babu Moger <babu.moger@amd.com>
> > ---
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c b/arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
> > @@ -1046,6 +1094,42 @@ static int avic_ga_log_notifier(u32 ga_tag)
> > return 0;
> > }
> >
> > +static void grow_ple_window(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> > +{
> > + struct vcpu_svm *svm = to_svm(vcpu);
> > + struct vmcb_control_area *control = &svm->vmcb->control;
> > + int old = control->pause_filter_count;
> > +
> > + control->pause_filter_count = __grow_ple_window(old,
> > + pause_filter_count,
> > +
> pause_filter_count_grow,
> > +
> pause_filter_count_max);
> > +
> > + if (control->pause_filter_count != old)
> > + mark_dirty(svm->vmcb, VMCB_INTERCEPTS);
> > +
> > + trace_kvm_ple_window_grow(vcpu->vcpu_id,
> > + control->pause_filter_count, old);
> > +}
> > +
> > +static void shrink_ple_window(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> > +{
> > + struct vcpu_svm *svm = to_svm(vcpu);
> > + struct vmcb_control_area *control = &svm->vmcb->control;
> > + int old = control->pause_filter_count;
> > +
> > + control->pause_filter_count =
> > + __shrink_ple_window(old,
> > + pause_filter_count,
> > + pause_filter_count_shrink,
> > + 0);
>
> I've used pause_filter_count as minumum here as well and in all patches
> used 'unsigned int' instead of 'uint' in the code too match the rest of
> the kernel.
>
> The series is in kvm/queue, please look at the changes and tell me if
> you'd like something done differently, thanks.

Ok. Looks good to me. Thanks.

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