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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH] x86/kvm: Introduce boot parameter no-kvm-pvipi
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On 10/21/21 4:12 AM, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2021, Wanpeng Li wrote:
>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2021 at 20:08, zhenwei pi <pizhenwei@bytedance.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Although host side exposes KVM PV SEND IPI feature to guest side,
>>> guest should still have a chance to disable it.
>>>
>>> A typicall case of this parameter:
>>> If the host AMD server enables AVIC feature, the flat mode of APIC
>>> get better performance in the guest.
>>
>> Hmm, I didn't find enough valuable information in your posting. We
>> observe AMD a lot before.
>> https://lore.kernel.org/all/CANRm+Cx597FNRUCyVz1D=B6Vs2GX3Sw57X7Muk+yMpi_hb+v1w@mail.gmail.com/T/#u
>
> I too would like to see numbers. I suspect the answer is going to be that
> AVIC performs poorly in CPU overcommit scenarios because of the cost of managing
> the tables and handling "failed delivery" exits, but that AVIC does quite well
> when vCPUs are pinned 1:1 and IPIs rarely require an exit to the host.
>

Test env:
CPU: AMD EPYC 7642 48-Core Processor

Kmod args(enable avic and disable nested):
modprobe kvm-amd nested=0 avic=1 npt=1

QEMU args(disable x2apic):
... -cpu host,x2apic=off ...

Benchmark tool:
https://github.com/bytedance/kvm-utils/tree/master/microbenchmark/apic-ipi

~# insmod apic_ipi.ko options=5 && dmesg -c

apic_ipi: 1 NUMA node(s)
apic_ipi: apic [flat]
apic_ipi: apic->send_IPI[default_send_IPI_single+0x0/0x40]
apic_ipi: apic->send_IPI_mask[kvm_send_ipi_mask+0x0/0x10]
apic_ipi: IPI[kvm_send_ipi_mask] from CPU[0] to CPU[1]
apic_ipi: total cycles 375671259, avg 3756
apic_ipi: IPI[flat_send_IPI_mask] from CPU[0] to CPU[1]
apic_ipi: total cycles 221961822, avg 2219


apic->send_IPI_mask[kvm_send_ipi_mask+0x0/0x10]
-> This line show current send_IPI_mask is kvm_send_ipi_mask(because
of PV SEND IPI FEATURE)

apic_ipi: IPI[kvm_send_ipi_mask] from CPU[0] to CPU[1]
apic_ipi: total cycles 375671259, avg 3756
-->These lines show the average cycles of each kvm_send_ipi_mask: 3756

apic_ipi: IPI[flat_send_IPI_mask] from CPU[0] to CPU[1]
apic_ipi: total cycles 221961822, avg 2219
-->These lines show the average cycles of each flat_send_IPI_mask: 2219


--
zhenwei pi

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