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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/21] KVM: Dirty ring interface
On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 10:59:50AM -0500, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 09:57:08AM -0500, Peter Xu wrote:
> > Branch is here: https://github.com/xzpeter/linux/tree/kvm-dirty-ring
> > (based on kvm/queue)
> >
> > Please refer to either the previous cover letters, or documentation
> > update in patch 12 for the big picture.
>
> I would rather you pasted it here. There's no way to respond otherwise.

Sure, will do in the next post.

>
> For something that's presumably an optimization, isn't there
> some kind of testing that can be done to show the benefits?
> What kind of gain was observed?

Since the interface seems to settle soon, maybe it's time to work on
the QEMU part so I can give some number. It would be interesting to
know the curves between dirty logging and dirty ring even for some
small vms that have some workloads inside.

>
> I know it's mostly relevant for huge VMs, but OTOH these
> probably use huge pages.

Yes huge VMs could benefit more, especially if the dirty rate is not
that high, I believe. Though, could you elaborate on why huge pages
are special here?

Thanks,

--
Peter Xu

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