Re: [PATCH] KVM: arm/arm64: vgic: Use a single IO device per redistributor
From: Auger Eric
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 03:53:33 EST
On 8/27/19 9:49 AM, Zenghui Yu wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> Thanks for this patch!
> On 2019/8/24 1:52, Auger Eric wrote:
>> Hi Zenghui, Marc,
>> On 8/23/19 7:33 PM, Eric Auger wrote:
>>> At the moment we use 2 IO devices per GICv3 redistributor: one
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>>> one for the RD_base frame and one for the SGI_base frame.
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>>> Instead we can use a single IO device per redistributor (the 2
>>> frames are contiguous). This saves slots on the KVM_MMIO_BUS
>>> which is currently limited to NR_IOBUS_DEVS (1000).
>>> This change allows to instantiate up to 512 redistributors and may
>>> speed the guest boot with a large number of VCPUs.
>>> Signed-off-by: Eric Auger <eric.auger@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> I tested this patch with below kernel and QEMU branches:
>> kernel: https://github.com/eauger/linux/tree/256fix-v1
>> (Marc's patch + this patch)
>> (header update + kvm_arm_gic_set_irq modification)
> I also tested these three changes on HiSi D05 (with 64 pcpus), and yes,
> I can get a 512U guest to boot properly now.
Many thanks for the testing (and the bug report). I will formally post
the QEMU changes asap.
> Tested-by: Zenghui Yu <yuzenghui@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> On a machine with 224 pcpus, I was able to boot a 512 vcpu guest.
>> As expected, qemu outputs warnings:
>> qemu-system-aarch64: warning: Number of SMP cpus requested (512) exceeds
>> the recommended cpus supported by KVM (224)
>> qemu-system-aarch64: warning: Number of hotpluggable cpus requested
>> (512) exceeds the recommended cpus supported by KVM (224)
>> on the guest: getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN returns 512
>> Then I have no clue about what can be expected of such overcommit config
>> and I have not further exercised the guest at the moment. But at least
>> it seems to boot properly. I also tested without overcommit and it seems
>> to behave as before (boot, migration).
>> I still need to look at the migration of > 256vcpu guest at qemu level.
> Let us know if further tests are needed.