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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/9] Parallel CPU bringup for x86_64

On 16 December 2021 19:55:36 GMT, Tom Lendacky <> wrote:
>On 12/16/21 1:52 PM, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> On Thu, 2021-12-16 at 10:27 -0600, Tom Lendacky wrote:
>>> On 12/15/21 8:56 AM, David Woodhouse wrote:
>>>> Doing the INIT/SIPI/SIPI in parallel for all APs and *then* waiting for
>>>> them shaves about 80% off the AP bringup time on a 96-thread socket
>>>> Skylake box (EC2 c5.metal) — from about 500ms to 100ms.
>>>> There are more wins to be had with further parallelisation, but this is
>>>> the simple part.
>>> I applied this series and began booting a regular non-SEV guest and hit a
>>> failure at 39 vCPUs. No panic or warning, just a reset and OVMF was
>>> executing again. I'll try to debug what's going, but not sure how quickly
>>> I'll arrive at anything.
>> I've pushed the SEV-ES fix to
>> and in doing so I've moved the 'no_parallel_bringup' command line
>> argument earlier in the series, to Thomas's "Support parallel startup
>> of secondary CPUs" commit (now 191f0899757). It would be interesting to
>> see if you can reproduce with just that much, both with and with
>> no_parallel_bringup. And then whether the subsequent commit that
>> actually enables the parallel INIT/SIPI/SIPI actually makes the
>> difference?
>I'll pull it down and give it try.

Thanks. Note: don't use the whole thing; that last "parallel part2" patch in particular isn't ready. And probably isn't where the next low-hanging fruit is anyway.

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