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SubjectRe: [patch 3/3] x86: kvm guest side support for KVM_HC_RT_PRIO hypercall\
On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 06:35:08PM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 09:22:02AM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > On 28/09/2017 02:44, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > >> Again: if you have many interruptions, it's not a flaw in KVM or QEMU's
> > >> design, it's just that someone is doing something stupid. It could be
> > >> the guest (e.g. unnecessary devices or daemons as in the example above),
> > >> QEMU (e.g. the RTC emulation used to trigger QEMU timers twice a second
> > >> just to increment the clock), or the management (e.g. polling "is the VM
> > >> running" 50 times per second). But it can and must be fixed.
> > >
> > > No, i mean you can run anything in VCPU-0 (it is valid to do that).
> > > And that "anything" can generate 1 interrupt per second, 1000 or 10.000
> > > interrupts per second. Which are all valid things to be done.
> > >
> > > "I can't run a kernel compilation on VCPU-0 because that will impact
> > > latency on the realtime VCPU-1" is not acceptable.
> >
> > That shouldn't happen. Sources of frequent interruptions have all been
> > fixed or moved outside the main thread.
> >
> > If there are more left, report the bug and we'll see how to fix it in
> > userspace.
> >
> > Paolo
>
> What should not happen? The generation of 10.000 interrupts per second
> (say disk IO completion) on a given workload ?

Are you suggesting that, workloads in vcpu-0 should be limited in the number
of interrupts (and durations of each interruption), so that the realtime vcpu-1's
latency requirement is met ?

I don't see how that suggestion can work because even if you make each
exit small, the frequency of them will cause a latency violation on
vcpu-1.

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