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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 0/2] x86/kvm: Reduce vcpu_is_preempted() overhead

  - Fix x86-32 build error.

  - Provide an optimized __raw_callee_save___kvm_vcpu_is_preempted()
    in assembly as suggested by PeterZ.
  - Add a new patch to change vcpu_is_preempted() argument type to long
    to ease the writing of the assembly code.

  - Rerun the fio test on a different system on both bare-metal and a
    KVM guest. Both sockets were utilized in this test.
  - The commit log was updated with new performance numbers, but the
    patch wasn't changed.
  - Drop patch 2.

As it was found that the overhead of callee-save vcpu_is_preempted()
can have some impact on system performance on a VM guest, especially
of x86-64 guest, this patch set intends to reduce this performance
overhead by replacing the C __kvm_vcpu_is_preempted() function by
an optimized version of __raw_callee_save___kvm_vcpu_is_preempted()
written in assembly.

Waiman Long (2):
  x86/paravirt: Change vcp_is_preempted() arg type to long
  x86/kvm: Provide optimized version of vcpu_is_preempted() for x86-64

 arch/x86/include/asm/paravirt.h      |  2 +-
 arch/x86/include/asm/qspinlock.h     |  2 +-
 arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c                | 32 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 arch/x86/kernel/paravirt-spinlocks.c |  2 +-
 4 files changed, 34 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)


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