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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/6] KVM: X86: Implement PV IPIs in linux guest
On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at 17:51, Radim Krcmar <rkrcmar@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> 2018-07-20 11:33+0800, Wanpeng Li:
> > On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at 00:28, Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > 2018-07-03 14:21+0800, Wanpeng Li:
> > > But because it is very similar to x2apic, I'd really need some real
> > > performance data to see if this benefits a real workload.
> >
> > Thanks for your review, Radim! :) I will find another real benchmark
> > instead of the micro one to evaluate the performance.
>
> Analyzing the cpu bitmap for every IPI request on a non-small guest (at
> least 32 VCPUs, ideally >256) during various workloads could also
> provide some insight regardless of workload/benchmark result -- we want
> to know how many VM exits we would save.

I will try ebizzy benchmark, just complete the patchset w/ __uint128
which Paolo just suggested. In addition, I remember aliyun posted the
performance number for their online real workload "message oriented
middleware" from 800 k/s vmexits w/ PV IPIs to 150 k/s vmexits w/ PV
IPIs.

Regards,
Wanpeng Li

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