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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 6/9] KVM: MMU: introduce pte_prefetch_topup_memory_cache()
On 07/06/2010 01:49 PM, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
> Introduce this function to topup prefetch cache
>
>
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> index 3dcd55d..cda4587 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c
> @@ -89,6 +89,8 @@ module_param(oos_shadow, bool, 0644);
> }
> #endif
>
> +#define PTE_PREFETCH_NUM 16
>

Let's make it 8 to start with... It's frightening enough.

(8 = one cache line in both guest and host)

> @@ -316,15 +318,16 @@ static void update_spte(u64 *sptep, u64 new_spte)
> }
> }
>
> -static int mmu_topup_memory_cache(struct kvm_mmu_memory_cache *cache,
> - struct kmem_cache *base_cache, int min)
> +static int __mmu_topup_memory_cache(struct kvm_mmu_memory_cache *cache,
> + struct kmem_cache *base_cache, int min,
> + int max, gfp_t flags)
> {
> void *obj;
>
> if (cache->nobjs>= min)
> return 0;
> - while (cache->nobjs< ARRAY_SIZE(cache->objects)) {
> - obj = kmem_cache_zalloc(base_cache, GFP_KERNEL);
> + while (cache->nobjs< max) {
> + obj = kmem_cache_zalloc(base_cache, flags);
> if (!obj)
> return -ENOMEM;
> cache->objects[cache->nobjs++] = obj;
> @@ -332,6 +335,20 @@ static int mmu_topup_memory_cache(struct kvm_mmu_memory_cache *cache,
> return 0;
> }
>
> +static int mmu_topup_memory_cache(struct kvm_mmu_memory_cache *cache,
> + struct kmem_cache *base_cache, int min)
> +{
> + return __mmu_topup_memory_cache(cache, base_cache, min,
> + ARRAY_SIZE(cache->objects), GFP_KERNEL);
> +}
> +
> +static int pte_prefetch_topup_memory_cache(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> +{
> + return __mmu_topup_memory_cache(&vcpu->arch.mmu_rmap_desc_cache,
> + rmap_desc_cache, PTE_PREFETCH_NUM,
> + PTE_PREFETCH_NUM, GFP_ATOMIC);
> +}
> +
>

Just make the ordinary topup sufficient for prefetch. If we allocate
too much, we don't lose anything, the memory remains for the next time
around.

Note for shadow pages or pte chains you don't need extra pages, since
the prefetch fits in just one shadow page. You only need extra for rmap.

--
error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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