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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/6] KVM-GST: KVM Steal time accounting
On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 16:35 +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 02/11/2011 08:19 PM, Glauber Costa wrote:
> > This patch accounts steal time time in kernel/sched.
> > I kept it from last proposal, because I still see advantages
> > in it: Doing it here will give us easier access from scheduler
> > variables such as the cpu rq. The next patch shows an example of
> > usage for it.
> >
> > Since functions like account_idle_time() can be called from
> > multiple places, not only account_process_tick(), steal time
> > grabbing is repeated in each account function separatedely.
> >
> I still don't see how we export this to userspace for top(1) and friends.

The existing steal time stuff is:


cpustat->steal = cputime64_add(cpustat->steal, cputime64);



steal = cputime64_add(steal, kstat_cpu(i).cpustat.steal);

seq_printf(p, "cpu %llu %llu %llu %llu %llu %llu %llu %llu %llu "
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(user),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(nice),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(system),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(idle),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(iowait),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(irq),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(softirq),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(steal),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(guest),
(unsigned long long)cputime64_to_clock_t(guest_nice));


Glauber's patch is making sure we call account_steal_time(), which is
currently only called from arch code like:

# git grep account_steal_
arch/ia64/xen/time.c: account_steal_ticks(stolen);
arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c: account_steal_time(stolen);
arch/s390/kernel/vtime.c: account_steal_time(steal);
arch/x86/xen/time.c: account_steal_ticks(ticks);
include/linux/kernel_stat.h:extern void account_steal_time(cputime_t);
include/linux/kernel_stat.h:extern void account_steal_ticks(unsigned long ticks);
kernel/sched.c:void account_steal_time(cputime_t cputime)
kernel/sched.c:void account_steal_ticks(unsigned long ticks)
kernel/sched.c: account_steal_time(jiffies_to_cputime(ticks));

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