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Re: [Xen-devel] memory performance 20% degradation in DomU -- Sisu

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM, Sisu Xi <xisisu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, all:
> I also used the ramspeed to measure memory throughput.
> http://alasir.com/software/ramspeed/
> I am using the v2.6, single core version. The command I used is ./ramspeed
> -b 3 (for int) and ./ramspeed -b 6 (for float).
> The benchmark measures four operations: add, copy, scale, and triad. And
> also gives an average number for all four operations.
> The results in DomU shows around 20% performance degradation compared to
> non-virt results.
> Attached is the results. The left part are results for int, while the right
> part is the results for float. The Y axis is the measured throughput. Each
> box contains 100 experiment repeats.
> The black boxes are the results in non-virtualized environment, while the
> blue ones are the results I got in DomU.
> The Xen version I am using is 4.3.0, 64bit.

Have you tried a CPU- but non-memory-intensive benchmark?  There was
an issue some time back with the highest performance modes of the CPU
not being enabled by default, but needing special patches in either
dom0 or Xen.  Is it possible you're seeing something like that?


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