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Date:   Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:23:22 +0100
From:   Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>
To:     Michael Roth <michael.roth@....com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
Cc:     Sean Christopherson <seanjc@...gle.com>,
        "kvm@...r.kernel.org" <kvm@...r.kernel.org>,
        Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@...hat.com>,
        Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@...cent.com>,
        Jim Mattson <jmattson@...gle.com>,
        Joerg Roedel <joro@...tes.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        "x86@...nel.org" <x86@...nel.org>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Lendacky, Thomas" <Thomas.Lendacky@....com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] KVM: SVM: use vmsave/vmload for saving/restoring
 additional host state

On 16/12/20 16:12, Michael Roth wrote:
> It looks like it does save us ~20-30 cycles vs. vmload, but maybe not
> enough to justify the added complexity. Additionally, since we still
> need to call vmload when we exit to userspace, it ends up being a bit
> slower for this particular workload at least. So for now I'll plan on
> sticking to vmload'ing after vmexit and moving that to the asm code
> if there are no objections.

Yeah, agreed.  BTW you can use "./x86/run x86/vmexit.flat" from 
kvm-unit-tests to check the numbers for a wide range of vmexit paths.

Paolo

> current v2 patch, sample 1
>    ioctl entry: 1204722748832
>    pre-run:     1204722749408 ( +576)
>    post-run:    1204722750784 (+1376)
>    ioctl exit:  1204722751360 ( +576)
>    total cycles:         2528
> 
> current v2 patch, sample 2
>    ioctl entry: 1204722754784
>    pre-vmrun:   1204722755360 ( +576)
>    post-vmrun:  1204722756720 (+1360)
>    ioctl exit:  1204722757312 ( +592)
>    total cycles          2528
> 
> wrgsbase, sample 1
>    ioctl entry: 1346624880336
>    pre-vmrun:   1346624880912 ( +576)
>    post-vmrun:  1346624882256 (+1344)
>    ioctl exit:  1346624882912 ( +656)
>    total cycles          2576
> 
> wrgsbase, sample 2
>    ioctl entry: 1346624886272
>    pre-vmrun:   1346624886832 ( +560)
>    post-vmrun:  1346624888176 (+1344)
>    ioctl exit:  1346624888816 ( +640)
>    total cycles:         2544
> 

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