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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: add steal_clock support on x86

On 05/18/2016 12:10 PM, Dario Faggioli wrote:
> On Wed, 2016-05-18 at 16:53 +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> On 18/05/16 16:46, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
>>> Won't we be accounting for stolen cycles twice now --- once from
>>> steal_account_process_tick()->steal_clock() and second time from
>>> do_stolen_accounting()?
>> Uuh, yes.
>> I guess I should rip do_stolen_accounting() out, too? It is a
>> Xen-specific hack, so I guess nobody will cry. Maybe it would be a
>> good idea to select CONFIG_PARAVIRT_TIME_ACCOUNTING for XEN then?
> So, config options aside, if I understand this correctly, it looks like
> we were actually already doing steal time accounting, although in a
> non-standard way.
> And yet, people seem to have issues relating to lack of (proper?) steal
> time accounting (Cc-ing Tony).
> I guess this means that, either:
>  - the issue being reported is actually not caused by the lack of 
>    steal time accounting,
>  - our current (Xen specific) steal time accounting solution is flawed,
>  - the issue is caused by the lack of the bit of steal time accounting
>    that we do not support yet,

I believe it's this one.

Tony narrowed the problem down to update_curr() where vruntime is
calculated, based on runqueue's clock_task value. That value is computed
in update_rq_clock_task(), which needs paravirt_steal_rq_enabled.


>  - other ideas? Tony?
> Dario

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