Re: [PATCH 0/6] x86/kvm: add boot parameters for max vcpu configs

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Mon Jul 26 2021 - 09:42:48 EST

On 01/07/21 17:40, Juergen Gross wrote:
In order to be able to have a single kernel for supporting even huge
numbers of vcpus per guest some arrays should be sized dynamically.

The easiest way to do that is to add boot parameters for the maximum
number of vcpus and the highest supported vcpu-id overwriting the
normal default.

This patch series is doing that for x86. The same scheme can be easily
adapted to other architectures, but I don't want to do that in the
first iteration.

In the long term I'd suggest to have a per-guest setting of the two
parameters allowing to spare some memory for smaller guests. OTOH this
would require new ioctl()s and respective qemu modifications, so I let
those away for now.

I've tested the series not to break normal guest operation and the new
parameters to be effective on x86. For Arm64 I did a compile test only.

Juergen Gross (6):
x86/kvm: fix vcpu-id indexed array sizes
x86/kvm: remove non-x86 stuff from arch/x86/kvm/ioapic.h
x86/kvm: add boot parameter for maximum vcpu-id
x86/kvm: introduce per cpu vcpu masks
kvm: allocate vcpu pointer array separately
x86/kvm: add boot parameter for setting max number of vcpus per guest

.../admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 18 +++++++
arch/arm64/kvm/arm.c | 28 +++++++++--
arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 22 ++++++---
arch/x86/kvm/hyperv.c | 25 +++++++---
arch/x86/kvm/ioapic.c | 14 +++++-
arch/x86/kvm/ioapic.h | 8 +--
arch/x86/kvm/irq_comm.c | 9 +++-
arch/x86/kvm/x86.c | 49 ++++++++++++++++++-
include/linux/kvm_host.h | 17 ++++++-
9 files changed, 160 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)

Queued patches 1-2, thanks (1 for stable too).