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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched: introduce configurable delay before entering idle
On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 11:20:15AM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 10:50:23AM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 05:20:37PM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> > > On Wed, 8 May 2019 at 02:57, Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Certain workloads perform poorly on KVM compared to baremetal
> > > > due to baremetal's ability to perform mwait on NEED_RESCHED
> > > > bit of task flags (therefore skipping the IPI).
> > >
> > > KVM supports expose mwait to the guest, if it can solve this?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Wanpeng Li
> >
> > Unfortunately mwait in guest is not feasible (uncompatible with multiple
> > guests). Checking whether a paravirt solution is possible.
>
> There is the obvious problem with that the guest can be malicious and
> provide via the paravirt solution bogus data. That is it expose 0% CPU
> usage but in reality be mining and using 100%.

The idea is to have a hypercall for the guest to perform the
need_resched=1 bit set. It can only hurt itself.


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