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SubjectRE: [v3 24/26] KVM: Update Posted-Interrupts Descriptor when vCPU is blocked
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcelo Tosatti [mailto:mtosatti@redhat.com]
> Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2015 5:59 AM
> To: Wu, Feng
> Cc: hpa@zytor.com; tglx@linutronix.de; mingo@redhat.com; x86@kernel.org;
> gleb@kernel.org; pbonzini@redhat.com; dwmw2@infradead.org;
> joro@8bytes.org; alex.williamson@redhat.com; jiang.liu@linux.intel.com;
> eric.auger@linaro.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> iommu@lists.linux-foundation.org; kvm@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [v3 24/26] KVM: Update Posted-Interrupts Descriptor when vCPU
> is blocked
>
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 07:37:44AM +0000, Wu, Feng wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Marcelo Tosatti [mailto:mtosatti@redhat.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:56 AM
> > > To: Wu, Feng
> > > Cc: hpa@zytor.com; tglx@linutronix.de; mingo@redhat.com;
> x86@kernel.org;
> > > gleb@kernel.org; pbonzini@redhat.com; dwmw2@infradead.org;
> > > joro@8bytes.org; alex.williamson@redhat.com; jiang.liu@linux.intel.com;
> > > eric.auger@linaro.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> > > iommu@lists.linux-foundation.org; kvm@vger.kernel.org
> > > Subject: Re: [v3 24/26] KVM: Update Posted-Interrupts Descriptor when
> vCPU
> > > is blocked
> > >
> > > On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 04:46:55AM +0000, Wu, Feng wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Marcelo Tosatti [mailto:mtosatti@redhat.com]
> > > > > Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2015 3:30 AM
> > > > > To: Wu, Feng
> > > > > Cc: hpa@zytor.com; tglx@linutronix.de; mingo@redhat.com;
> > > x86@kernel.org;
> > > > > gleb@kernel.org; pbonzini@redhat.com; dwmw2@infradead.org;
> > > > > joro@8bytes.org; alex.williamson@redhat.com;
> jiang.liu@linux.intel.com;
> > > > > eric.auger@linaro.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> > > > > iommu@lists.linux-foundation.org; kvm@vger.kernel.org
> > > > > Subject: Re: [v3 24/26] KVM: Update Posted-Interrupts Descriptor when
> > > vCPU
> > > > > is blocked
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 06:34:14AM +0000, Wu, Feng wrote:
> > > > > > > > Currently, the following code is executed before local_irq_disable()
> is
> > > > > called,
> > > > > > > > so do you mean 1)moving local_irq_disable() to the place before it.
> 2)
> > > after
> > > > > > > interrupt
> > > > > > > > is disabled, set KVM_REQ_EVENT in case the ON bit is set?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 2) after interrupt is disabled, set KVM_REQ_EVENT in case the ON
> bit
> > > > > > > is set.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Here is my understanding about your comments here:
> > > > > > - Disable interrupts
> > > > > > - Check 'ON'
> > > > > > - Set KVM_REQ_EVENT if 'ON' is set
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Then we can put the above code inside " if
> > > > > (kvm_check_request(KVM_REQ_EVENT, vcpu) || req_int_win) "
> > > > > > just like it used to be. However, I still have some questions about this
> > > > > comment:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 1. Where should I set KVM_REQ_EVENT? In function
> vcpu_enter_guest(),
> > > or
> > > > > other places?
> > > > >
> > > > > See below:
> > > > >
> > > > > > If in vcpu_enter_guest(), since currently local_irq_disable() is called
> after
> > > > > 'KVM_REQ_EVENT'
> > > > > > is checked, is it helpful to set KVM_REQ_EVENT after
> local_irq_disable() is
> > > > > called?
> > > > >
> > > > > local_irq_disable();
> > > > >
> > > > > *** add code here ***
> > > >
> > > > So we need add code like the following here, right?
> > > >
> > > > if ('ON' is set)
> > > > kvm_make_request(KVM_REQ_EVENT, vcpu);
> > >
> >
> > Hi Marcelo,
> >
> > I changed the code as above, then I found that the ping latency was
> extremely big, (70ms - 400ms).
> > I digged into it and got the root cause. We cannot use "checking-on" as the
> judgment, since 'ON'
> > can be cleared by hypervisor software in lots of places. In this case,
> KVM_REQ_EVENT cannot be
> > set when we check 'ON' bit, hence the interrupts are not injected to the guest
> in time.
> >
> > Please refer to the following code, in which 'ON' bit can be cleared:
> >
> > apic_find_highest_irr () --> vmx_sync_pir_to_irr () --> pi_test_and_clear_on()
> >
> > Searching from the code step by step, apic_find_highest_irr() can be called by
> many other guys.
> >
> > Thanks,
>
> Ok then, ignore my suggestion.
>
> Can you resend the latest version please ?

Thanks for your review, I will send the new version soon.

Thanks,
Feng

>



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