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From: "Xu, Like" <like.xu@intel.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Like Xu <like.xu@linux.intel.com>,
	Kan Liang <kan.liang@linux.intel.com>,
	Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	eranian@google.com, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>,
	Jim Mattson <jmattson@google.com>, Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>,
	wei.w.wang@intel.com, luwei.kang@intel.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 04/17] perf: x86/ds: Handle guest PEBS overflow PMI and inject it to guest
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 23:12:25 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <18715b60-9510-566d-f533-d722d50145d1@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YAGqWNl2FKxVussV@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>

On 2021/1/15 22:44, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 10:30:13PM +0800, Xu, Like wrote:
>
>>> Are you sure? Spurious NMI/PMIs are known to happen anyway. We have far
>>> too much code to deal with them.
>> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20170628130748.GI5981@leverpostej/T/
>>
>> In the rr workload, the commit change "the PMI interrupts in skid region
>> should be dropped"
>> is reverted since some users complain that:
>>
>>> It seems to me that it might be reasonable to ignore the interrupt if
>>> the purpose of the interrupt is to trigger sampling of the CPUs
>>> register state.  But if the interrupt will trigger some other
>>> operation, such as a signal on an fd, then there's no reason to drop
>>> it.
>> I assume that if the PMI drop is unacceptable, either will spurious PMI
>> injection.
>>
>> I'm pretty open if you insist that we really need to do this for guest PEBS
>> enabling.
> That was an entirely different issue. We were dropping events on the
> floor because they'd passed priv boundaries. So there was an actual
> event, and we made it go away.

Thanks for your clarification and support.

> What we're talking about here is raising an PMI with BUFFER_OVF set,
> even if the DS is empty. That should really be harmless. We'll take the
> PMI, find there's nothing there, and do nothing.

The only harm point is confusing the guest PEBS user with
the behavior of pebs_interrupt_threshold.

Now that KVM has to break it due to cross-mapping issue,
Let me implement this idea in the next version w/ relevant performance data.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-15 15:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-04 13:15 [PATCH v3 00/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add support to enable Guest PEBS via DS Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 01/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Set MSR_IA32_MISC_ENABLE_EMON bit when vPMU is enabled Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 02/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Use IA32_PERF_CAPABILITIES to adjust features visibility Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 03/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Introduce the ctrl_mask value for fixed counter Like Xu
2021-01-13 18:06   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-14  1:58     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 04/17] perf: x86/ds: Handle guest PEBS overflow PMI and inject it to guest Like Xu
2021-01-13 18:22   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-13 18:27     ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-14  3:39     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 12:01       ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 14:30         ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 14:44           ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 15:12             ` Xu, Like [this message]
2021-01-25  8:26             ` Like Xu
2021-01-25 11:47               ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-02-02  6:31                 ` Xu, Like
2021-01-14 18:55   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15  2:49     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 17:42       ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-22  5:30         ` Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 05/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Reprogram guest PEBS event to emulate guest PEBS counter Like Xu
2021-01-15 11:33   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 13:53     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 06/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add IA32_PEBS_ENABLE MSR emulation for extended PEBS Like Xu
2021-01-05 21:11   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-07 12:38     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 14:46   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 15:29     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 07/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add IA32_DS_AREA MSR emulation to manage guest DS buffer Like Xu
2021-01-05 21:16   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-08  3:05     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 08/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add PEBS_DATA_CFG MSR emulation to support adaptive PEBS Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 09/17] KVM: x86: Set PEBS_UNAVAIL in IA32_MISC_ENABLE when PEBS is enabled Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 10/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Expose CPUIDs feature bits PDCM, DS, DTES64 Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 11/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Adjust precise_ip to emulate Ice Lake guest PDIR counter Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 12/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Disable guest PEBS when counters are cross-mapped Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 13/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add hook to emulate pebs for cross-mapped counters Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 14/17] KVM: vmx/pmu: Limit pebs_interrupt_threshold in the guest DS area Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 15/17] KVM: vmx/pmu: Rewrite applicable_counters field in guest PEBS records Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 16/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Save guest pebs reset values when pebs is configured Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 17/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Adjust guest pebs reset values for crpss-mapped counters Like Xu
2021-01-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 00/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add support to enable Guest PEBS via DS Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15  2:02   ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 17:57     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15 18:27       ` Andi Kleen
2021-01-15 18:51         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15 19:11           ` Andi Kleen
2021-01-22  9:56           ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25  8:08             ` Like Xu
2021-01-25 11:13               ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25 12:07                 ` Xu, Like
2021-01-25 12:18                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25 12:53                     ` Xu, Like

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