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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Native Linux KVM tool v2
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On 16.06.2011, at 00:04, Anthony Liguori wrote:

> On 06/15/2011 03:13 PM, Prasad Joshi wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 6:10 PM, Pekka Enberg<penberg@kernel.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Avi Kivity<avi@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>> On 06/15/2011 06:53 PM, Pekka Enberg wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> - Fast QCOW2 image read-write support beating Qemu in fio benchmarks. See
>>>>> the
>>>>> following URL for test result details: https://gist.github.com/1026888
>>>>
>>>> This is surprising. How is qemu invoked?
>>>
>>> Prasad will have the details. Please note that the above are with Qemu
>>> defaults which doesn't use virtio. The results with virtio are little
>>> better but still in favor of tools/kvm.
>>>
>>
>> The qcow2 image used for testing was copied on to /dev/shm to avoid
>> the disk delays in performance measurement.
>>
>> QEMU was invoked with following parameters
>>
>> $ qemu-system-x86_64 -hda<disk image on hard disk> -hdb
>> /dev/shm/test.qcow2 -m 1024M
>
> Looking more closely at native KVM tools, you would need to use the following invocation to have an apples-to-apples comparison:
>
> qemu-system-x86_64 -drive file=/dev/shm/test.qcow2,cache=writeback,if=virtio

Wouldn't this still be using threaded AIO mode? I thought KVM tools used native AIO?


Alex



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