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From: Julien Grall <julien@xen.org>
To: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>, Hongyan Xia <hx242@xen.org>
Cc: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>, Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>,
	Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com>,
	Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@eu.citrix.com>,
	George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com>,
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Revert "domctl: improve locking during domain destruction"
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:39:54 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <94abc4e0-b11e-df0f-3e3c-c3a61d87c63a@xen.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <37dcd2d8-8ffe-a58e-4c7a-6dafc935b1c1@suse.com>

On 24/03/2020 16:13, Jan Beulich wrote:
> On 24.03.2020 16:21, Hongyan Xia wrote:
>> From: Hongyan Xia <hongyxia@amazon.com>
>> In contrast,
>> after dropping that commit, parallel domain destructions will just fail
>> to take the domctl lock, creating a hypercall continuation and backing
>> off immediately, allowing the thread that holds the lock to destroy a
>> domain much more quickly and allowing backed-off threads to process
>> events and irqs.
>> On a 144-core server with 4TiB of memory, destroying 32 guests (each
>> with 4 vcpus and 122GiB memory) simultaneously takes:
>> before the revert: 29 minutes
>> after the revert: 6 minutes
> This wants comparing against numbers demonstrating the bad effects of
> the global domctl lock. Iirc they were quite a bit higher than 6 min,
> perhaps depending on guest properties.

Your original commit message doesn't contain any clue in which cases the 
domctl lock was an issue. So please provide information on the setups 
you think it will make it worse.


Julien Grall

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-24 18:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-24 15:21 Hongyan Xia
2020-03-24 16:13 ` Jan Beulich
2020-03-24 18:39   ` Julien Grall [this message]
2020-03-25  7:11     ` Jan Beulich
2020-03-26 14:39       ` Hongyan Xia
2020-03-26 16:55       ` Jim Fehlig
2020-03-31 10:31         ` Julien Grall
2020-03-24 18:40 ` [Xen-devel] " Julien Grall

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