On 01/12/2015 16:02, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> > Applying your technique to non-leaf shadow pages actually makes this
> > series quite interesting. :)  Shadow paging is still in use for nested
> > EPT, so it's always a good idea to speed it up.
> I don't have the full picture of how userfaultfd write tracking could
> also fit in the leaf/non-leaf shadow pagetable write tracking yet but
> it's good to think about it.

It's unrelated.

Xiao wrote this series for KVM-GT.  I'm suggesting that he uses
userfaultfd write tracking (or similar techniques---but anyway
implemented out of KVM) for KVM-GT.  The benefit is that KVM-GT is then
unrelated to KVM, similar to legacy KVM device assignment vs. VFIO.

However, he also applied this new API to shadow pagetable write
tracking.  He gets measurable (~2%) performance improvement.  We can
look separately at how to get a similar performance improvement, even if
KVM-GT will not use the new page tracking API.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe kvm" in
the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Reply via email to