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[v3,2/5] KVM: X86: Bail out of direct yield in case of under-committed scenarios

Message ID 1621260028-6467-2-git-send-email-wanpengli@tencent.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series [v3,1/5] KVM: exit halt polling on need_resched() for both book3s and generic halt-polling | expand

Commit Message

Wanpeng Li May 17, 2021, 2 p.m. UTC
From: Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>

In case of under-committed scenarios, vCPU can get scheduling easily,
kvm_vcpu_yield_to add extra overhead, we can observe a lot of race
between vcpu->ready is true and yield fails due to p->state is
TASK_RUNNING. Let's bail out in such scenarios by checking the length
of current cpu runqueue, it can be treated as a hint of under-committed
instead of guarantee of accuracy. The directed_yield_successful/attempted 
ratio can be improved from 50+% to 80+% in the under-committed scenario. 

Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>
v2 -> v3:
 * update patch description
v1 -> v2:
 * move the check after attempted counting
 * update patch description

 arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
index 9b6bca616929..dfb7c320581f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kvm/x86.c
@@ -8360,6 +8360,9 @@  static void kvm_sched_yield(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, unsigned long dest_id)
+	if (single_task_running())
+		goto no_yield;
 	map = rcu_dereference(vcpu->kvm->arch.apic_map);