[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 13/20] xen/events: fifo: Make it running on 64KB granularity

On 09/07/15 21:42, Julien Grall wrote:
> Only use the first 4KB of the page to store the events channel info. It
> means that we will wast 60KB every time we allocate page for:
>      * control block: a page is allocating per CPU
>      * event array: a page is allocating everytime we need to expand it

Reviewed-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> I think we can reduce the memory waste for the 2 areas by:
>     * control block: sharing between multiple vCPUs. Although it will
>     require some bookkeeping in order to not free the page when the CPU
>     goes offline and the other CPUs sharing the page still there
>     * event array: always extend the array event by 64K (i.e 16 4K
>     chunk). That would require more care when we fail to expand the
>     event channel.

I would extend it by 4 KiB each time but only allocate a new page every
16 times.  This minimizes the resources used in Xen.


Xen-devel mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.