Re: [patch 0/3] KVM CPU frequency change hypercalls

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 - 12:43:16 EST

On 03/02/2017 20:09, Radim Krcmar wrote:
> One reason why we have a kernel/userspace split is to allow sharing of
> CPU time. Each application then its state that the kernel keeps track
> of and saves/restores while time-multiplexing.
> Our frequency scaling interface goes against the idea -- guest kernel
> cannot schedule multiple userspaces on the same vCPU, because they could
> conflict by overriding frequency.
> i.e. our feature implies userspace tasks pinned to isolated vCPUs.

That's bad. This feature is broken by design unless it does proper
save/restore across preemption.

You don't need a hypercall. Add a cpufreq driver in DPDK that doesn't
use sysfs, and connect it to a daemon in the host through virtio-serial
or vsock.