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authorRik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>2011-02-01 09:53:28 -0500
committerMarcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>2011-03-17 13:08:29 -0300
commit217ece6129f2d3b4fdd18d9e79be9e43d8d14a42 (patch)
treeb2bbd81042f48e862e0c0b8743edc932102640bb /virt
parent34bb10b79de7df118de832f6832efb630e646577 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-217ece6129f2d3b4fdd18d9e79be9e43d8d14a42.tar.gz
KVM: use yield_to instead of sleep in kvm_vcpu_on_spin
Instead of sleeping in kvm_vcpu_on_spin, which can cause gigantic slowdowns of certain workloads, we instead use yield_to to get another VCPU in the same KVM guest to run sooner. This seems to give a 10-15% speedup in certain workloads. Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Avi Kivity <avi@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'virt')
-rw-r--r--virt/kvm/kvm_main.c57
1 files changed, 47 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
index bc8bfd15ab71..2dc53a6dc285 100644
--- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
+++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
@@ -1484,18 +1484,55 @@ void kvm_resched(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kvm_resched);
-void kvm_vcpu_on_spin(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
+void kvm_vcpu_on_spin(struct kvm_vcpu *me)
{
- ktime_t expires;
- DEFINE_WAIT(wait);
-
- prepare_to_wait(&vcpu->wq, &wait, TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
-
- /* Sleep for 100 us, and hope lock-holder got scheduled */
- expires = ktime_add_ns(ktime_get(), 100000UL);
- schedule_hrtimeout(&expires, HRTIMER_MODE_ABS);
+ struct kvm *kvm = me->kvm;
+ struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu;
+ int last_boosted_vcpu = me->kvm->last_boosted_vcpu;
+ int yielded = 0;
+ int pass;
+ int i;
- finish_wait(&vcpu->wq, &wait);
+ /*
+ * We boost the priority of a VCPU that is runnable but not
+ * currently running, because it got preempted by something
+ * else and called schedule in __vcpu_run. Hopefully that
+ * VCPU is holding the lock that we need and will release it.
+ * We approximate round-robin by starting at the last boosted VCPU.
+ */
+ for (pass = 0; pass < 2 && !yielded; pass++) {
+ kvm_for_each_vcpu(i, vcpu, kvm) {
+ struct task_struct *task = NULL;
+ struct pid *pid;
+ if (!pass && i < last_boosted_vcpu) {
+ i = last_boosted_vcpu;
+ continue;
+ } else if (pass && i > last_boosted_vcpu)
+ break;
+ if (vcpu == me)
+ continue;
+ if (waitqueue_active(&vcpu->wq))
+ continue;
+ rcu_read_lock();
+ pid = rcu_dereference(vcpu->pid);
+ if (pid)
+ task = get_pid_task(vcpu->pid, PIDTYPE_PID);
+ rcu_read_unlock();
+ if (!task)
+ continue;
+ if (task->flags & PF_VCPU) {
+ put_task_struct(task);
+ continue;
+ }
+ if (yield_to(task, 1)) {
+ put_task_struct(task);
+ kvm->last_boosted_vcpu = i;
+ yielded = 1;
+ break;
+ }
+ put_task_struct(task);
+ }
+ }
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(kvm_vcpu_on_spin);