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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/8] KVM: x86: hyperv: PV TLB flush for Windows guests
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Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com> writes:

> Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> Hi Vitaly,
>> 2018-05-16 23:21 GMT+08:00 Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>:
>>> Changes since v3 [Radim Krcmar]:
>>> - PATCH2 fixing 'HV_GENERIC_SET_SPARCE_4K' typo added.
>>> - PATCH5 introducing kvm_make_vcpus_request_mask() API added.
>>> - Fix undefined behavior for hv->vp_index >= 64.
>>> - Merge kvm_hv_flush_tlb() and kvm_hv_flush_tlb_ex()
>>> - For -ex case preload all banks with a single kvm_read_guest().
>>>
>>> Description:
>>>
>>> This is both a new feature and a bugfix.
>>>
>>> Bugfix description:
>>>
>>> It was found that Windows 2016 guests on KVM crash when they have > 64
>>> vCPUs, non-flat topology (>1 core/thread per socket; in case it has >64
>>> sockets Windows just ignores vCPUs above 64) and Hyper-V enlightenments
>>
>> We try the below command line, the Windows 2016 guest successfully to
>> login and there are 80 vCPUs can be observed in the guest w/o the
>> patchset, why you mentioned the crash and ignore?
>>
>> /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -machine pc-i440fx-rhel7.3.0 -m
>> 8192 -smp 80,sockets=2,cores=40,threads=1 -device
>> ide-drive,bus=ide.0,drive=test -drive
>> id=test,if=none,file=/instanceimage/359b18ab-05bb-460d-9b53-89505bca68ed/359b18ab-05bb-460d-9b53-89505bca68ed_vda_1.qcow2
>> -net nic,model=virtio -net user -monitor stdio -usb -usbdevice tablet
>> --enable-kvm --cpu host -vnc 0.0.0.0:2
>
> Crash happens when you manifest yourself as Hyper-V, you can do this by
> adding any 'hv-*' feature (e.g. try '-cpu host,hv_vpindex').

Oh, and the 'ignore' happens when you pass more than 64 sockets
(somthing like "-smp 128,sockets=128,cores=1,threads=1") -- and this
happens regardless of Hyper-V enlightenments. But I guess it's just
because Windows doesn't support more than 64 sockets.

--
Vitaly

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