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Subject[PATCH 0/5] KVM: LAPIC: Add APIC Timer periodic/oneshot mode VMX preemption timer support
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Most windows guests which I have on hand currently still utilize APIC Timer
periodic/oneshot mode instead of APIC Timer tsc-deadline mode:
- windows 2008 server r2
- windows 2012 server r2
- windows 7
- windows 10

This patchset adds the APIC Timer periodic/oneshot mode VMX preemption
timer support.

I test the patchset by adding kvm-unit-test/apic_timer_latency.flat to test 100 thousands
times APIC timer operations.

The patchset reduces ~3800+ clock cycles for each APIC timer periodic mode
operation virtualization.

V1 -> RFC v3:
* squash patch 3 into patch 6
* fix switch sw to hv timer

RFC v2 -> RFC v3:
* remove kvm_lapic_hv_timer_in_use() check in apic_get_tmcc, replace
the hritmer_get_remaining() by target_expiration - now
* rename expired_period to target_expiration
* introduce set_target_expiration() helper
* move the checking of minimal period to set_target_expiration()
* cleanup kvm_get_lapic_target_deadline_tsc()

RFC v1 -> RFC v2:
* remember the timeout when setting up the timer to get a correct TMCCT
* move apic->lapic_timer.period/tscdeadline caculations to start_apic_timer()

Wanpeng Li (5):
KVM: LAPIC: extract start_sw_period() to handle periodic/oneshot mode
KVM: LAPIC: guarantee the timer is in tsc-deadline mode when rdmsr MSR_IA32_TSCDEADLINE
KVM: LAPIC: introduce kvm_get_lapic_target_expiration_tsc()
KVM: LAPIC: rename start/cancel_hv_tscdeadline to start/cancel_hv_timer
KVM: LAPIC: add APIC Timer periodic/oneshot mode VMX preemption timer support

arch/x86/kvm/lapic.c | 193 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
arch/x86/kvm/lapic.h | 2 +
arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 2 +-
3 files changed, 129 insertions(+), 68 deletions(-)

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1.9.1

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