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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mmu_notifier, kvm: Introduce dirty bit tracking in spte and mmu notifier to help KSM dirty bit tracking
On 6/22/2011 3:21 AM, Chris Wright wrote:
> * Nai Xia (nai.xia@gmail.com) wrote:
>> Introduced kvm_mmu_notifier_test_and_clear_dirty(), kvm_mmu_notifier_dirty_update()
>> and their mmu_notifier interfaces to support KSM dirty bit tracking, which brings
>> significant performance gain in volatile pages scanning in KSM.
>> Currently, kvm_mmu_notifier_dirty_update() returns 0 if and only if intel EPT is
>> enabled to indicate that the dirty bits of underlying sptes are not updated by
>> hardware.
> Did you test with each of EPT, NPT and shadow?
>
>> Signed-off-by: Nai Xia<nai.xia@gmail.com>
>> Acked-by: Izik Eidus<izik.eidus@ravellosystems.com>
>> ---
>> arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 1 +
>> arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c | 36 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> arch/x86/kvm/mmu.h | 3 +-
>> arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 1 +
>> include/linux/kvm_host.h | 2 +-
>> include/linux/mmu_notifier.h | 48 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> mm/mmu_notifier.c | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> virt/kvm/kvm_main.c | 27 ++++++++++++++++++++++
>> 8 files changed, 149 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> index d2ac8e2..f0d7aa0 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>> @@ -848,6 +848,7 @@ extern bool kvm_rebooting;
>> int kvm_unmap_hva(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned long hva);
>> int kvm_age_hva(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned long hva);
>> int kvm_test_age_hva(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned long hva);
>> +int kvm_test_and_clear_dirty_hva(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned long hva);
>> void kvm_set_spte_hva(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned long hva, pte_t pte);
>> int cpuid_maxphyaddr(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu);
>> int kvm_cpu_has_interrupt(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu);
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
>> index aee3862..a5a0c51 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
>> @@ -979,6 +979,37 @@ out:
>> return young;
>> }
>>
>> +/*
>> + * Caller is supposed to SetPageDirty(), it's not done inside this.
>> + */
>> +static
>> +int kvm_test_and_clear_dirty_rmapp(struct kvm *kvm, unsigned long *rmapp,
>> + unsigned long data)
>> +{
>> + u64 *spte;
>> + int dirty = 0;
>> +
>> + if (!shadow_dirty_mask) {
>> + WARN(1, "KVM: do NOT try to test dirty bit in EPT\n");
>> + goto out;
>> + }
> This should never fire with the dirty_update() notifier test, right?
> And that means that this whole optimization is for the shadow mmu case,
> arguably the legacy case.
>

Hi Chris,
AMD npt does track the dirty bit in the nested page tables,
so the shadow_dirty_mask should not be 0 in that case...


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