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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpuidle-haltpoll: allow force loading on hosts without the REALTIME hint
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On Friday, February 28, 2020 6:10:18 PM CET Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
> A friendly ping here.
>
> Maciej
>
> On 21.02.2020 18:43, Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
> > From: "Maciej S. Szmigiero" <maciej.szmigiero@oracle.com>
> >
> > Before commit 1328edca4a14 ("cpuidle-haltpoll: Enable kvm guest polling
> > when dedicated physical CPUs are available") the cpuidle-haltpoll driver
> > could also be used in scenarios when the host does not advertise the
> > KVM_HINTS_REALTIME hint.
> >
> > While the behavior introduced by the aforementioned commit makes sense as
> > the default there are cases where the old behavior is desired, for example,
> > when other kernel changes triggered by presence by this hint are unwanted,
> > for some workloads where the latency benefit from polling overweights the
> > loss from idle CPU capacity that otherwise would be available, or just when
> > running under older Qemu versions that lack this hint.
> >
> > Let's provide a typical "force" module parameter that allows restoring the
> > old behavior.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Maciej S. Szmigiero <maciej.szmigiero@oracle.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c | 12 +++++++++++-
> > 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c
> > index b0ce9bc78113..07e5b36076bb 100644
> > --- a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c
> > +++ b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c
> > @@ -18,6 +18,11 @@
> > #include <linux/kvm_para.h>
> > #include <linux/cpuidle_haltpoll.h>
> >
> > +static bool force __read_mostly;
> > +module_param(force, bool, 0444);
> > +MODULE_PARM_DESC(force,
> > + "Load even if the host does not provide the REALTIME hint");

Why not to say "Load unconditionally" here?

As is, one needs to know what "the REALTIME hint" is to understand it.

> > +
> > static struct cpuidle_device __percpu *haltpoll_cpuidle_devices;
> > static enum cpuhp_state haltpoll_hp_state;
> >
> > @@ -90,6 +95,11 @@ static void haltpoll_uninit(void)
> > haltpoll_cpuidle_devices = NULL;
> > }
> >
> > +static bool haltpool_want(void)
> > +{
> > + return kvm_para_has_hint(KVM_HINTS_REALTIME) || force;
> > +}
> > +
> > static int __init haltpoll_init(void)
> > {
> > int ret;
> > @@ -102,7 +112,7 @@ static int __init haltpoll_init(void)
> > cpuidle_poll_state_init(drv);
> >
> > if (!kvm_para_available() ||
> > - !kvm_para_has_hint(KVM_HINTS_REALTIME))
> > + !haltpool_want())

And you don't need to break this line.

> > return -ENODEV;
> >
> > ret = cpuidle_register_driver(drv);
> >
>
>

Thanks!



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