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* [patch 0/3] cpuidle-haltpoll driver (v3)
@ 2019-06-11 19:40 Marcelo Tosatti
  2019-06-11 19:40 ` [patch 1/3] drivers/cpuidle: add cpuidle-haltpoll driver Marcelo Tosatti
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 11+ messages in thread
From: Marcelo Tosatti @ 2019-06-11 19:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: kvm-devel
  Cc: Paolo Bonzini, Radim Krcmar, Andrea Arcangeli, Rafael J. Wysocki,
	Peter Zijlstra, Wanpeng Li, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk,
	Raslan KarimAllah, Boris Ostrovsky, Ankur Arora,
	Christian Borntraeger, linux-pm

The cpuidle-haltpoll driver 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
same):

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%)

V2:

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

V3:

- 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)




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2019-06-07 17:16   ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-07 18:22     ` Paolo Bonzini
2019-06-07 21:38       ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-10 14:59   ` Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-10 22:03     ` Rafael J. Wysocki
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2019-06-11 19:40 [patch 0/3] cpuidle-haltpoll driver (v3) Marcelo Tosatti
2019-06-11 19:40 ` [patch 1/3] drivers/cpuidle: add cpuidle-haltpoll driver Marcelo Tosatti

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