Re: [PATCH 1/1 v2] KVM: Reduce mmu_lock contention during dirty logging by cond_resched()

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On Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:20:37 +0300
Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > 	- cond_resched_lock() uses spin_needbreak(), and I am not sure if
> > 	  this still does rescheduling for alleviating mmu_lock contention
> > 	  without CONFIG_PREEMPT.
> IMO that's a feature.  If kernel policy is not to lockbreak when
> !CONFIG_PREEMPT, then we should follow it, whether it's the right thing
> or not.  If it's the wrong thing, change it in the kernel proper.


Anyway, we need to alleviate mmu_lock contention on server machines, where we
usually do not select CONFIG_PREEMPT.

So I need to check the porpose of this API.

> while (1)
>    need_to_read_the_code_a_bit_more();

It's a pleasure!

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