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Date:   Thu, 2 Nov 2017 14:48:19 +0800
From:   Haozhong Zhang <haozhong.zhang@...el.com>
To:     Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, rkrcmar@...hat.com,
        Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong.eric@...il.com>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        ivan.d.cuevas.escareno@...el.com, karthik.kumar@...el.com,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>,
        Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@...hat.com>,
        Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@....com>, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
        x86@...nel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/2] KVM: MMU: fix kvm_is_mmio_pfn()

On 10/31/17 19:48 +0800, Haozhong Zhang wrote:
> [I just copy the commit message from patch 2]
> 
> Some reserved pages, such as those from NVDIMM DAX devices, are
> not for MMIO, and can be mapped with cached memory type for better
> performance. However, the above check misconceives those pages as
> MMIO.  Because KVM maps MMIO pages with UC memory type, the
> performance of guest accesses to those pages would be harmed.
> Therefore, we check the host memory type by lookup_memtype() in
> addition and only treat UC/UC- pages as MMIO.
> 
> Changes in v2:
>  * Switch to lookup_memtype() to get host memory type.
>  * Rewrite the comment in KVM MMU patch.
>  * Remove v1 patch 2, which is not necessary in v2.
> 
> Haozhong Zhang (2):
>   x86/mm: expose lookup_memtype()
>   KVM: MMU: consider host cache mode in MMIO page check
> 
>  arch/x86/include/asm/pat.h |  2 ++
>  arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c         | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  arch/x86/mm/pat.c          |  3 ++-
>  3 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> -- 
> 2.14.1
> 

Hi Paolo,

This patchset fixed a performance drop issue when using NVDIMM on KVM,
so I think it's nice to have in 4.14. Can you help to review it?

Thanks,
Haozhong

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