Re: [PATCH] vhost: support upto 509 memory regions

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Tue Feb 17 2015 - 12:09:15 EST

On 17/02/2015 16:02, Igor Mammedov wrote:
>> >
>> > Not if there are about 6 regions, I think.
> When memslots where increased to 509 and look up of them was replaced on
> binary search results were on par with linear search for a default 13 memslots VM.
> Adding LRU

You mean MRU. :)

> cache helped to shave ~40% of cycles for sequential lookup workloads.

It's a bit different for vhost because you can have up to four "things"
being looked up at the same time:

- the s/g list that will end up in the skb

- the avail/used ring

- the virtio buffers

- the virtio indirect buffers

So you probably need multiple MRU caches. But yes, MRU can help a lot.

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