On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 10:54:22AM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:01:04 +0100,
> Dave Martin wrote:
> 
> Hi Dave,
> 
> > 
> > This patch refactors KVM to align the host and guest FPSIMD
> > save/restore logic with each other for arm64.  This reduces the
> > number of redundant save/restore operations that must occur, and
> > reduces the common-case IRQ blackout time during guest exit storms
> > by saving the host state lazily and optimising away the need to
> > restore the host state before returning to the run loop.
> > 
> > Four hooks are defined in order to enable this:
> > 
> >  * kvm_arch_vcpu_run_map_fp():
> >    Called on PID change to map necessary bits of current to Hyp.
> > 
> >  * kvm_arch_vcpu_load_fp():
> >    Set up FP/SIMD for entering the KVM run loop (parse as
> >    "vcpu_load fp").
> > 
> >  * kvm_arch_vcpu_park_fp():
> >    Get FP/SIMD into a safe state for re-enabling interrupts after a
> >    guest exit back to the run loop.
> 
> It would be good if you could outline what this hook does, and what
> "safe state" means in this context.

[...]

> > diff --git a/virt/kvm/arm/arm.c b/virt/kvm/arm/arm.c
> > index d3af3f4..cf0f457 100644
> > --- a/virt/kvm/arm/arm.c
> > +++ b/virt/kvm/arm/arm.c
> > @@ -362,10 +362,12 @@ void kvm_arch_vcpu_load(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, int 
> > cpu)
> >     kvm_arm_set_running_vcpu(vcpu);
> >     kvm_vgic_load(vcpu);
> >     kvm_timer_vcpu_load(vcpu);
> > +   kvm_arch_vcpu_load_fp(vcpu);
> 
> Can't find this function.

[...]

> > @@ -772,6 +774,8 @@ int kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, 
> > struct kvm_run *run)
> >             if (static_branch_unlikely(&userspace_irqchip_in_use))
> >                     kvm_timer_sync_hwstate(vcpu);
> >  
> > +           kvm_arch_vcpu_park_fp(vcpu);
> 
> This isn't defined either. I have the feeling that you've missed a
> "git add" at some point.
> 
> > +
> >             /*
> >              * We may have taken a host interrupt in HYP mode (ie
> >              * while executing the guest). This interrupt is still
> > @@ -816,16 +820,6 @@ int kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, 
> > struct kvm_run *run)
> >     return ret;
> >  }

[...]

> The structure seems quite sensible, and I'm looking forward to seeing
> the missing bits. Also, it looks like this was done on top of
> 4.16. I'm afraid 4.17 is going to bring a number of conflicts, but
> nothing that should have any material impact.

Hmmm, looks like I dropped an added file when flattening my draft series.

See separate repost -- sorry about that.


I've kept it on v4.16 just while things stabilise.

Cheers
---Dave
_______________________________________________
kvmarm mailing list
kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu
https://lists.cs.columbia.edu/mailman/listinfo/kvmarm

Reply via email to