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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] KVM: X86: Limit timer frequency to 200ms
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On 2018-05-05 01:44, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> ping,
> 2018-05-01 7:35 GMT+08:00 Wanpeng Li <kernellwp@gmail.com>:
>> From: Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>
>>
>> Anthoine reported:
>> The period used by Windows change over time but it can be 1 milliseconds
>> or less. I saw the limit_periodic_timer_frequency print so 500
>> microseconds is sometimes reached.
>>
>> As suggested by Paolo, lower the timer frequency limit to a
>> smaller interval of 200 ms (5000 Hz) to leave some headroom. This
>> is required due to Windows 10 changing the scheduler tick limit
>> from 1024 Hz to 2048 Hz.

"... lower the *default* timer frequency limit to a smaller interval of
200 *us* ..." - same for the subject.

(Amazing that even Windows 10 still uses periodic ticks.)

Jan

>>
>> Reported-by: Anthoine Bourgeois <anthoine.bourgeois@blade-group.com>
>> Suggested-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Darren Kenny <darren.kenny@oracle.com>
>> Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
>> Cc: Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
>> Cc: Anthoine Bourgeois <anthoine.bourgeois@blade-group.com>
>> Cc: Darren Kenny <darren.kenny@oracle.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>
>> ---
>> v1 -> v2:
>> * update patch subject and description
>>
>> arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
>> index 51ecd38..dc47073 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
>> @@ -114,7 +114,7 @@ module_param(ignore_msrs, bool, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR);
>> static bool __read_mostly report_ignored_msrs = true;
>> module_param(report_ignored_msrs, bool, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR);
>>
>> -unsigned int min_timer_period_us = 500;
>> +unsigned int min_timer_period_us = 200;
>> module_param(min_timer_period_us, uint, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR);
>>
>> static bool __read_mostly kvmclock_periodic_sync = true;
>> --
>> 2.7.4
>>
>

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