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From: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
To: kvm-devel <kvm@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	Radim Krcmar <rkrcmar@redhat.com>,
	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>,
	Raslan KarimAllah <karahmed@amazon.de>,
	Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>,
	Ankur Arora <ankur.a.arora@oracle.com>,
	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>,
Subject: [patch 0/5] cpuidle haltpoll driver and governor (v4)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:45:32 -0400
Message-ID: <20190613224532.949768676@redhat.com> (raw)

The cpuidle-haltpoll driver with haltpoll governor allows the guest
vcpus to poll for a specified amount of time before halting. 
This provides the following benefits to host side polling:

         1) The POLL flag is set while polling is performed, which allows
            a remote vCPU to avoid sending an IPI (and the associated
            cost of handling the IPI) when performing a wakeup.

         2) The VM-exit cost can be avoided.

The downside of guest side polling is that polling is performed
even with other runnable tasks in the host.

Results comparing halt_poll_ns and server/client application
where a small packet is ping-ponged:

host                                        --> 31.33
halt_poll_ns=300000 / no guest busy spin    --> 33.40   (93.8%)
halt_poll_ns=0 / guest_halt_poll_ns=300000  --> 32.73   (95.7%)

For the SAP HANA benchmarks (where idle_spin is a parameter
of the previous version of the patch, results should be the

hpns == halt_poll_ns

                           idle_spin=0/   idle_spin=800/    idle_spin=0/
                           hpns=200000    hpns=0            hpns=800000
DeleteC06T03 (100 thread) 1.76           1.71 (-3%)        1.78   (+1%)
InsertC16T02 (100 thread) 2.14           2.07 (-3%)        2.18   (+1.8%)
DeleteC00T01 (1 thread)   1.34           1.28 (-4.5%)      1.29   (-3.7%)
UpdateC00T03 (1 thread)   4.72           4.18 (-12%)       4.53   (-5%)


- Move from x86 to generic code (Paolo/Christian)
- Add auto-tuning logic (Paolo)
- Add MSR to disable host side polling (Paolo)


- Do not be specific about HLT VM-exit in the documentation (Ankur Arora)
- Mark tuning parameters static and __read_mostly (Andrea Arcangeli)
- Add WARN_ON if host does not support poll control (Joao Martins)
- Use sched_clock and cleanup haltpoll_enter_idle (Peter Zijlstra)
- Mark certain functions in kvm.c as static (kernel test robot)
- Remove tracepoints as they use RCU from extended quiescent state (kernel
test robot)

- Use a haltpoll governor, use poll_state.c poll code (Rafael J. Wysocki)

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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-13 22:45 Marcelo Tosatti [this message]
2019-06-13 22:45 ` [patch 1/5] drivers/cpuidle: add cpuidle-haltpoll driver Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-25 21:50   ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-06-26  8:40   ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-06-13 22:45 ` [patch 2/5] cpuidle: add get_poll_time callback Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-25 21:52   ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-06-13 22:45 ` [patch 3/5] cpuidle: add haltpoll governor Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-21  0:34   ` Doug Smythies
2019-06-27 18:08     ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-25 21:57   ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2019-06-13 22:45 ` [patch 4/5] kvm: x86: add host poll control msrs Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-13 22:45 ` [patch 5/5] cpuidle-haltpoll: disable host side polling when kvm virtualized Marcelo Tosatti

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