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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 4/9] x86/mm/tlb: Flush remote and local TLBs concurrently
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> On Jul 3, 2019, at 10:43 AM, Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com> wrote:
>
> On 03/07/2019 18:02, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>> On Jul 3, 2019, at 7:04 AM, Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 03.07.19 01:51, Nadav Amit wrote:
>>>> To improve TLB shootdown performance, flush the remote and local TLBs
>>>> concurrently. Introduce flush_tlb_multi() that does so. Introduce
>>>> paravirtual versions of flush_tlb_multi() for KVM, Xen and hyper-v (Xen
>>>> and hyper-v are only compile-tested).
>>>> While the updated smp infrastructure is capable of running a function on
>>>> a single local core, it is not optimized for this case. The multiple
>>>> function calls and the indirect branch introduce some overhead, and
>>>> might make local TLB flushes slower than they were before the recent
>>>> changes.
>>>> Before calling the SMP infrastructure, check if only a local TLB flush
>>>> is needed to restore the lost performance in this common case. This
>>>> requires to check mm_cpumask() one more time, but unless this mask is
>>>> updated very frequently, this should impact performance negatively.
>>>> Cc: "K. Y. Srinivasan" <kys@microsoft.com>
>>>> Cc: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>
>>>> Cc: Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@microsoft.com>
>>>> Cc: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
>>>> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>>>> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
>>>> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
>>>> Cc: x86@kernel.org
>>>> Cc: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
>>>> Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
>>>> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
>>>> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
>>>> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
>>>> Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>
>>>> Cc: linux-hyperv@vger.kernel.org
>>>> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>>>> Cc: virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org
>>>> Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org
>>>> Cc: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
>>>> Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> arch/x86/hyperv/mmu.c | 13 +++---
>>>> arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h | 6 +--
>>>> arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt_types.h | 4 +-
>>>> arch/x86/include/asm/tlbflush.h | 9 ++--
>>>> arch/x86/include/asm/trace/hyperv.h | 2 +-
>>>> arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c | 11 +++--
>>>> arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c | 2 +-
>>>> arch/x86/mm/tlb.c | 65 ++++++++++++++++++++-------
>>>> arch/x86/xen/mmu_pv.c | 20 ++++++---
>>>> include/trace/events/xen.h | 2 +-
>>>> 10 files changed, 91 insertions(+), 43 deletions(-)
>>> ...
>>>
>>>> diff --git a/arch/x86/xen/mmu_pv.c b/arch/x86/xen/mmu_pv.c
>>>> index beb44e22afdf..19e481e6e904 100644
>>>> --- a/arch/x86/xen/mmu_pv.c
>>>> +++ b/arch/x86/xen/mmu_pv.c
>>>> @@ -1355,8 +1355,8 @@ static void xen_flush_tlb_one_user(unsigned long addr)
>>>> preempt_enable();
>>>> }
>>>> -static void xen_flush_tlb_others(const struct cpumask *cpus,
>>>> - const struct flush_tlb_info *info)
>>>> +static void xen_flush_tlb_multi(const struct cpumask *cpus,
>>>> + const struct flush_tlb_info *info)
>>>> {
>>>> struct {
>>>> struct mmuext_op op;
>>>> @@ -1366,7 +1366,7 @@ static void xen_flush_tlb_others(const struct cpumask *cpus,
>>>> const size_t mc_entry_size = sizeof(args->op) +
>>>> sizeof(args->mask[0]) * BITS_TO_LONGS(num_possible_cpus());
>>>> - trace_xen_mmu_flush_tlb_others(cpus, info->mm, info->start, info->end);
>>>> + trace_xen_mmu_flush_tlb_multi(cpus, info->mm, info->start, info->end);
>>>> if (cpumask_empty(cpus))
>>>> return; /* nothing to do */
>>>> @@ -1375,9 +1375,17 @@ static void xen_flush_tlb_others(const struct cpumask *cpus,
>>>> args = mcs.args;
>>>> args->op.arg2.vcpumask = to_cpumask(args->mask);
>>>> - /* Remove us, and any offline CPUS. */
>>>> + /* Flush locally if needed and remove us */
>>>> + if (cpumask_test_cpu(smp_processor_id(), to_cpumask(args->mask))) {
>>>> + local_irq_disable();
>>>> + flush_tlb_func_local(info);
>>> I think this isn't the correct function for PV guests.
>>>
>>> In fact it should be much easier: just don't clear the own cpu from the
>>> mask, that's all what's needed. The hypervisor is just fine having the
>>> current cpu in the mask and it will do the right thing.
>> Thanks. I will do so in v3. I don’t think Hyper-V people would want to do
>> the same, unfortunately, since it would induce VM-exit on TLB flushes.
>
> Why do you believe the vmexit matters? You're talking one anyway for
> the IPI.
>
> Intel only have virtualised self-IPI, and while AMD do have working
> non-self IPIs, you still take a vmexit anyway if any destination vcpu
> isn't currently running in non-root mode (IIRC).
>
> At that point, you might as well have the hypervisor do all the hard
> work via a multi-cpu shootdown/flush hypercall, rather than trying to
> arrange it locally.

I forgot that xen_flush_tlb_multi() should actually only be called when
there are some remote CPUs (as I optimized the case in which there is only a
single local CPU that needs to be flushed), so you are right.

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