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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/6] Enlightened VMCS support for KVM on Hyper-V
2018-01-16 1:30 GMT+08:00 Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>:
> Early RFC. I'll refer to this patchset in my DevConf/FOSDEM
> presentations.
>
> When running nested KVM on Hyper-V it's possible to use so called
> 'Enlightened VMCS' and do normal memory reads/writes instead of
> doing VMWRITE/VMREAD instructions. Tests show that this speeds up
> tight CPUID loop almost 3 times:
>
> Before:
> ./cpuid_tight
> 20459
>
> After:
> ./cpuid_tight
> 7698

Maybe you can apply a similar idea to kvm nested on kvm.

Regards,
Wanpeng Li

>
> checkpatch.pl errors/warnings and possible 32bit brokenness are known
> things.
>
> Main RFC questions I have are:
> - Do we want to have this per L2 VM or per L1 host?
> - How can we achieve zero overhead for non-Hyper-V deployments? Use static
> keys? But this will only work if we decide to do eVMCS per host.
> - Can we do better than a big switch in evmcs_read()/evmcs_write()? And
> probably don't use 'case' defines which checkpatch.pl hates.
>
> I would really apreciate any feedback!
>
> Ladi Prosek (1):
> x86/kvm: rename HV_X64_MSR_APIC_ASSIST_PAGE to
> HV_X64_MSR_VP_ASSIST_PAGE
>
> Vitaly Kuznetsov (5):
> x86/hyper-v: define virtual processor assist page structure
> x86/hyper-v: allocate and use hv_vp_assist_pages
> x86/hyper-v: define struct hv_enlightened_vmcs and clean field bits
> x86/hyper-v: detect nested features
> x86/kvm: use enlightened VMCS when running on Hyper-V
>
> arch/x86/hyperv/hv_init.c | 35 ++-
> arch/x86/include/asm/mshyperv.h | 3 +
> arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/hyperv.h | 223 +++++++++++++-
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mshyperv.c | 3 +
> arch/x86/kvm/hyperv.c | 8 +-
> arch/x86/kvm/lapic.h | 2 +-
> arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c | 595 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 2 +-
> 8 files changed, 857 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
>
> --
> 2.14.3
>

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