Re: [PATCH 00/13] KVM: MMU: fast page fault

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On 04/17/2012 09:26 AM, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
> On 04/16/2012 11:49 PM, Takuya Yoshikawa wrote:
>
>
> > Although O(1) is actually O(1) for GET_DIRTY_LOG thread, it adds some
> > overheads to page fault handling.  We may need to hold mmu_lock for properly
> > handling O(1)'s write protection and ~500 write protections will not be so
> > cheap.  And there is no answer to the question how to achive slot-wise write
> > protection.
> > 
>
>
> Actually no.
>
> We do not increase the overload on page fault for migration. The number of
> page fault of O(1) is the same as write-protect all spte.

That's true with the write protect everything approach we use now.  But
it's not true with range-based write protection, where you issue
GET_DIRTY_LOG on a range of pages and only need to re-write-protect them.

(the motivation for that is to decrease the time between GET_DIRTY_LOG
and sending the page; as the time increases, the chances that the page
got re-dirtied go up).

That doesn't mean O(1) is unusable for this, just that it requires more
thought.  Especially with direct maps, we can write-enable pages very
quickly.

> And, we can also avoid to hold mmu_lock to write-protect PML4s, we can use
> a generation number, and notify mmu to update its page table when dirty-log
> is enabled.

Generation numbers are also useful for o(1) invalidation.

>
> Anyway, no performance data, no truth. Let me implement it first.
>


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