Re: [PATCH 2/3] context_tracking: avoid irq_save/irq_restore on guest entry and exit

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Mon Nov 09 2015 - 08:58:30 EST

On 10/27/2015 09:39 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> guest_enter and guest_exit must be called with interrupts disabled,
> since they take the vtime_seqlock with write_seq{lock,unlock}.
> Therefore, it is not necessary to check for exceptions, nor to
> save/restore the IRQ state, when context tracking functions are
> called by guest_enter and guest_exit.
> Split the body of context_tracking_entry and context_tracking_exit
> out to __-prefixed functions, and use them from KVM.
> Rik van Riel has measured this to speed up a tight vmentry/vmexit
> loop by about 2%.
> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Paul McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>

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