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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/7] x86,tlb: make lazy TLB mode lazier
On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:02:10AM +0200, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
> Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> writes:
>
> > [I added PeterZ and Vitaly -- can you see any way in which this would
> > break something obscure? I don't.]
>
> Thanks for CCing me,
>
> I don't see how this can break things either. At first glance, however,
> I'm afraid we can add performance penalty to virtualized guests which
> don't use native_flush_tlb_others() (Hyper-V, KVM): we will be reloading
> CR3 without a need as we don't look at lazy mode in PV tlb flush
> functions.
>
> We can either check to switch_mm_irqs_off() that
> native_flush_tlb_others() is in use or teach PV tlb flush functions to
> look at lazy mode too.

As Rik noted elsewhere in the thread, kvm_flush_tlb_others() ends up
calling native_tlb_flush_others() for all running vcpu threads.

The Hyper-V thing is magical, we can't really do anything about it
there. Let them worry about it.

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