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From: Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com>
To: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
Cc: "Paolo Bonzini" <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, kvm <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Radim Krčmář" <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/5] KVM: LAPIC: inject lapic timer interrupt by posted interrupt
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:26:20 +0800
Message-ID: <CANRm+Cy0FFqoUuFsLGxGFN04wYaX_1y2t--EXacdwj7Q3wbOLQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190626164401.GA2211@amt.cnet>

On Thu, 27 Jun 2019 at 00:44, Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 07:02:13PM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 03:03, Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 04:53:53PM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 22 Jun 2019 at 06:11, Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 09:42:39AM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> > > > > > On Thu, 20 Jun 2019 at 05:04, Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi Li,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:36:06AM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> > > > > > > > On Tue, 18 Jun 2019 at 21:36, Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 07:24:44PM +0800, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > From: Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Dedicated instances are currently disturbed by unnecessary jitter due
> > > > > > > > > > to the emulated lapic timers fire on the same pCPUs which vCPUs resident.
> > > > > > > > > > There is no hardware virtual timer on Intel for guest like ARM. Both
> > > > > > > > > > programming timer in guest and the emulated timer fires incur vmexits.
> > > > > > > > > > This patch tries to avoid vmexit which is incurred by the emulated
> > > > > > > > > > timer fires in dedicated instance scenario.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > When nohz_full is enabled in dedicated instances scenario, the emulated
> > > > > > > > > > timers can be offload to the nearest busy housekeeping cpus since APICv
> > > > > > > > > > is really common in recent years. The guest timer interrupt is injected
> > > > > > > > > > by posted-interrupt which is delivered by housekeeping cpu once the emulated
> > > > > > > > > > timer fires.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > The host admin should fine tuned, e.g. dedicated instances scenario w/
> > > > > > > > > > nohz_full cover the pCPUs which vCPUs resident, several pCPUs surplus
> > > > > > > > > > for busy housekeeping, disable mwait/hlt/pause vmexits to keep in non-root
> > > > > > > > > > mode, ~3% redis performance benefit can be observed on Skylake server.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > w/o patch:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >             VM-EXIT  Samples  Samples%  Time%   Min Time  Max Time   Avg time
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > EXTERNAL_INTERRUPT    42916    49.43%   39.30%   0.47us   106.09us   0.71us ( +-   1.09% )
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > w/ patch:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >             VM-EXIT  Samples  Samples%  Time%   Min Time  Max Time         Avg time
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > EXTERNAL_INTERRUPT    6871     9.29%     2.96%   0.44us    57.88us   0.72us ( +-   4.02% )
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
> > > > > > > > > > Cc: Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
> > > > > > > > > > Cc: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>
> > > > > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>
> > > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > > >  arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c            | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> > > > > > > > > >  arch/x86/kvm/lapic.h            |  1 +
> > > > > > > > > >  arch/x86/kvm/vmx/vmx.c          |  3 ++-
> > > > > > > > > >  arch/x86/kvm/x86.c              |  5 +++++
> > > > > > > > > >  arch/x86/kvm/x86.h              |  2 ++
> > > > > > > > > >  include/linux/sched/isolation.h |  2 ++
> > > > > > > > > >  kernel/sched/isolation.c        |  6 ++++++
> > > > > > > > > >  7 files changed, 44 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c b/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c
> > > > > > > > > > index 87ecb56..9ceeee5 100644
> > > > > > > > > > --- a/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c
> > > > > > > > > > +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c
> > > > > > > > > > @@ -122,6 +122,13 @@ static inline u32 kvm_x2apic_id(struct kvm_lapic *apic)
> > > > > > > > > >       return apic->vcpu->vcpu_id;
> > > > > > > > > >  }
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > +bool posted_interrupt_inject_timer(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> > > > > > > > > > +{
> > > > > > > > > > +     return pi_inject_timer && kvm_vcpu_apicv_active(vcpu) &&
> > > > > > > > > > +             kvm_hlt_in_guest(vcpu->kvm);
> > > > > > > > > > +}
> > > > > > > > > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(posted_interrupt_inject_timer);
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Paolo, can you explain the reasoning behind this?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Should not be necessary...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/6/5/436  "Here you need to check
> > > > > > kvm_halt_in_guest, not kvm_mwait_in_guest, because you need to go
> > > > > > through kvm_apic_expired if the guest needs to be woken up from
> > > > > > kvm_vcpu_block."
> > > > >
> > > > > Ah, i think he means that a sleeping vcpu (in kvm_vcpu_block) must
> > > > > be woken up, if it receives a timer interrupt.
> > > > >
> > > > > But your patch will go through:
> > > > >
> > > > > kvm_apic_inject_pending_timer_irqs
> > > > > __apic_accept_irq ->
> > > > > vmx_deliver_posted_interrupt ->
> > > > > kvm_vcpu_trigger_posted_interrupt returns false
> > > > > (because vcpu->mode != IN_GUEST_MODE) ->
> > > > > kvm_vcpu_kick
> > > > >
> > > > > Which will wakeup the vcpu.
> > > >
> > > > Hi Marcelo,
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Apart from this oops, which triggers when running:
> > > > > taskset -c 1 ./cyclictest -D 3600 -p 99 -t 1 -h 30 -m -n  -i 50000 -b 40
> > > >
> > > > I try both host and guest use latest kvm/queue  w/ CONFIG_PREEMPT
> > > > enabled, and expose mwait as your config, however, there is no oops.
> > > > Can you reproduce steadily or encounter casually? Can you reproduce
> > > > w/o the patchset?
> > >
> > > Hi Li,
> >
> > Hi Marcelo,
> >
> > >
> > > Steadily.
> > >
> > > Do you have this as well:
> >
> > w/ or w/o below diff, testing on both SKX and HSW servers on hand, I
> > didn't see any oops. Could you observe the oops disappear when w/o
> > below diff? If the answer is yes, then the oops will not block to
> > merge the patchset since Paolo prefers to add the kvm_hlt_in_guest()
> > condition to guarantee be woken up from kvm_vcpu_block().
>
> He agreed that its not necessary. Removing the HLT in guest widens
> the scope of the patch greatly.
>
> > For the
> > exitless injection if the guest is running(DPDK style workloads that
> > busy-spin on network card) scenarios, we can find a solution later.
>
> What is the use-case for HLT in guest again?

Together w/ mwait/hlt/pause no vmexits for dedicated instances. In
addition, hlt in guest will disable pv qspinlock which is not optimal
for dedicated instance. Refer to commit
b2798ba0b876 (KVM: X86: Choose qspinlock when dedicated physical CPUs
are available) and commit caa057a2cad64 (KVM: X86: Provide a
capability to disable HLT intercepts).

>
> I'll find the source for the oops (or confirm can't reproduce with
> kvm/queue RSN).

Looking forward to it, thanks Marcelo, hope we can catch the upcoming
merge window. :)

Regards,
Wanpeng Li

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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-17 11:24 [PATCH v4 0/5] KVM: LAPIC: Implement Exitless Timer Wanpeng Li
2019-06-17 11:24 ` [PATCH v4 1/5] KVM: LAPIC: Make lapic timer unpinned Wanpeng Li
2019-06-17 11:48   ` Peter Xu
2019-06-18  0:38     ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-17 11:24 ` [PATCH v4 2/5] KVM: LAPIC: inject lapic timer interrupt by posted interrupt Wanpeng Li
2019-06-18 13:35   ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-19  0:36     ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-19 21:03       ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-20  0:52         ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-21  1:42         ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-21 21:42           ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-24  8:53             ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-25 19:00               ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-26 11:02                 ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-26 16:44                   ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-28  8:26                     ` Wanpeng Li [this message]
2019-06-25 17:02             ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-06-17 11:24 ` [PATCH v4 3/5] KVM: LAPIC: Ignore timer migration when lapic timer is injected by pi Wanpeng Li
2019-06-17 11:24 ` [PATCH v4 4/5] KVM: LAPIC: Don't posted inject already-expired timer Wanpeng Li
2019-06-17 11:24 ` [PATCH v4 5/5] KVM: LAPIC: add advance timer support to pi_inject_timer Wanpeng Li
2019-06-17 21:32   ` Radim Krčmář
2019-06-18  0:44     ` Wanpeng Li
2019-06-18  0:57       ` Wanpeng Li

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