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From: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
To: Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com>
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 07/10] KVM: introduce kvm->srcu and convert kvm_set_memory_region to SRCU update
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:16:26 -0300
Message-ID: <20090922161626.GA12506@amt.cnet> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4AB875B8.80904@redhat.com>

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 09:59:04AM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 09/22/2009 02:37 AM, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>> Use two steps for memslot deletion: mark the slot invalid (which stops
>> instantiation of new shadow pages for that slot, but allows destruction),
>> then instantiate the new empty slot.
>>
>> Also simplifies kvm_handle_hva locking.
>>
>>   unsigned int kvm_mmu_calculate_mmu_pages(struct kvm *kvm)
>>   {
>> -	int i;
>> +	int i, idx;
>>   	unsigned int nr_mmu_pages;
>>   	unsigned int  nr_pages = 0;
>> +	struct kvm_memslots *slots;
>>
>> -	for (i = 0; i<  kvm->memslots->nmemslots; i++)
>> -		nr_pages += kvm->memslots->memslots[i].npages;
>> +	idx = srcu_read_lock(&kvm->srcu);
>>    
>
> Doesn't the caller hold the srcu_read_lock() here?

No:

kvm_vm_ioctl_set_nr_mmu_pages -> kvm_mmu_change_mmu_pages

And even if the caller did, recursive "locking" is tolerated.

>> Index: kvm-slotslock/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- kvm-slotslock.orig/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
>> +++ kvm-slotslock/arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c
>> @@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
>>   #include<linux/mm.h>
>>   #include<linux/highmem.h>
>>   #include<linux/sched.h>
>> +#include<linux/srcu.h>
>>   #include<linux/moduleparam.h>
>>   #include<linux/ftrace_event.h>
>>   #include "kvm_cache_regs.h"
>> @@ -1465,10 +1466,18 @@ static void enter_pmode(struct kvm_vcpu
>>   static gva_t rmode_tss_base(struct kvm *kvm)
>>   {
>>   	if (!kvm->arch.tss_addr) {
>> -		gfn_t base_gfn = kvm->memslots->memslots[0].base_gfn +
>> -				 kvm->memslots->memslots[0].npages - 3;
>> +		struct kvm_memslots *slots;
>> +		gfn_t base_gfn;
>> +		int idx;
>> +
>> +		idx = srcu_read_lock(&kvm->srcu);
>> +		slots = rcu_dereference(kvm->memslots);
>> + 		base_gfn = slots->memslots[0].base_gfn +
>> +				 slots->memslots[0].npages - 3;
>> +		srcu_read_unlock(&kvm->srcu, idx);
>>   		return base_gfn<<  PAGE_SHIFT;
>>   	}
>> +
>>    
>
> And here?  

kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_set_sregs -> kvm_x86_ops->set_cr0.

> Maybe we should take the srcu_lock in vcpu_load/put and only  
> drop in when going into vcpu context or explicitly sleeping, just to  
> simplify things.

Hum, possible, but i'd rather leave it for later.


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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-09-21 23:37 [patch 00/10] RFC: switch vcpu context to use SRCU Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 01/10] KVM: modify memslots layout in struct kvm Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 02/10] KVM: modify alias layout in x86s struct kvm_arch Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 03/10] KVM: switch dirty_log to mmu_lock protection Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-22  6:37   ` Avi Kivity
2009-09-22 12:44     ` Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-22 12:52       ` Avi Kivity
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 04/10] KVM: split kvm_arch_set_memory_region into prepare and commit Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-22  6:40   ` Avi Kivity
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 05/10] KVM: introduce gfn_to_pfn_memslot Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 06/10] KVM: use gfn_to_pfn_memslot in kvm_iommu_map_pages Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 07/10] KVM: introduce kvm->srcu and convert kvm_set_memory_region to SRCU update Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-22  6:59   ` Avi Kivity
2009-09-22 16:16     ` Marcelo Tosatti [this message]
2009-09-22 10:40   ` Fernando Carrijo
2009-09-22 12:55     ` Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-24 14:06   ` Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-24 17:28     ` Paul E. McKenney
2009-09-24 18:05       ` Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-25 15:05       ` Avi Kivity
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 08/10] KVM: x86: switch kvm_set_memory_alias " Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-22  7:04   ` Avi Kivity
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 09/10] KVM: convert io_bus to SRCU Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-21 23:37 ` [patch 10/10] KVM: switch vcpu context to use SRCU Marcelo Tosatti
2009-09-22  7:07   ` Avi Kivity
2009-09-22  7:09 ` [patch 00/10] RFC: " Avi Kivity

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