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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/4] x86/kvm: Add "nopvspin" parameter to disable PV spinlocks
On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 08:44:36PM +0800, Zhenzhong Duan wrote:
> There are cases where a guest tries to switch spinlocks to bare metal
> behavior (e.g. by setting "xen_nopvspin" on XEN platform and
> "hv_nopvspin" on HYPER_V).
>
> That feature is missed on KVM, add a new parameter "nopvspin" to disable
> PV spinlocks for KVM guest.
>
> This new parameter is also used to replace "xen_nopvspin" and
> "hv_nopvspin".

This is confusing as there are no Xen or Hyper-V changes in this patch.
Please make it clear that you're talking about future patches, e.g.:

The new 'nopvspin' parameter will also replace Xen and Hyper-V specific
parameters in future patches.

>
> The global variable pvspin isn't defined as __initdata as it's used at
> runtime by XEN guest.

Same comment as above regarding what this patch is doing versus what will
be done in the future. Arguably you should even mark it __initdata in
this patch and deal with conflict in the Xen patch, e.g. use it only to
set the existing xen_pvspin variable.

> Signed-off-by: Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@oracle.com>
> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
> Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
> Cc: Radim Krcmar <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
> Cc: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
> Cc: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>
> Cc: Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>
> Cc: Jim Mattson <jmattson@google.com>
> Cc: Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
> ---
> Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 4 ++++
> arch/x86/include/asm/qspinlock.h | 1 +
> arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c | 7 +++++++
> kernel/locking/qspinlock.c | 7 +++++++
> 4 files changed, 19 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> index c7ac2f3..4b956d8 100644
> --- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
> @@ -5330,6 +5330,10 @@
> as generic guest with no PV drivers. Currently support
> XEN HVM, KVM, HYPER_V and VMWARE guest.
>
> + nopvspin [X86,KVM] Disables the qspinlock slow path
> + using PV optimizations which allow the hypervisor to
> + 'idle' the guest on lock contention.
> +
> xirc2ps_cs= [NET,PCMCIA]
> Format:
> <irq>,<irq_mask>,<io>,<full_duplex>,<do_sound>,<lockup_hack>[,<irq2>[,<irq3>[,<irq4>]]]
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/qspinlock.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/qspinlock.h
> index 444d6fd..34a4484 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/qspinlock.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/qspinlock.h
> @@ -32,6 +32,7 @@ static __always_inline u32 queued_fetch_set_pending_acquire(struct qspinlock *lo
> extern void __pv_init_lock_hash(void);
> extern void __pv_queued_spin_lock_slowpath(struct qspinlock *lock, u32 val);
> extern void __raw_callee_save___pv_queued_spin_unlock(struct qspinlock *lock);
> +extern bool pvspin;
>
> #define queued_spin_unlock queued_spin_unlock
> /**
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c b/arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c
> index e820568..a4f108d 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c
> @@ -842,6 +842,13 @@ void __init kvm_spinlock_init(void)
> if (num_possible_cpus() == 1)
> return;
>
> + if (!pvspin) {
> + pr_info("PV spinlocks disabled\n");
> + static_branch_disable(&virt_spin_lock_key);
> + return;
> + }
> + pr_info("PV spinlocks enabled\n");

These prints could be confusing as KVM also disables PV spinlocks when it
sees KVM_HINTS_REALTIME.

> +
> __pv_init_lock_hash();
> pv_ops.lock.queued_spin_lock_slowpath = __pv_queued_spin_lock_slowpath;
> pv_ops.lock.queued_spin_unlock =
> diff --git a/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c b/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c
> index 2473f10..945b510 100644
> --- a/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c
> +++ b/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c
> @@ -580,4 +580,11 @@ void queued_spin_lock_slowpath(struct qspinlock *lock, u32 val)
> #include "qspinlock_paravirt.h"
> #include "qspinlock.c"
>
> +bool pvspin = true;

This can be __ro_after_init, or probably better __initdata and have Xen
snapshot the value for its use case.

Personal preference: I'd invert the bool and name it nopvspin to make it
easier to connect the variable to the kernel param.

> +static __init int parse_nopvspin(char *arg)
> +{
> + pvspin = false;
> + return 0;
> +}
> +early_param("nopvspin", parse_nopvspin);
> #endif
> --
> 1.8.3.1
>

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