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Date:	Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:17:45 +0300
From:	Avi Kivity <>
To:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>
CC:	Rusty Russell <>, Ingo Molnar <>,, netdev <>
Subject: Re: [kvm-devel] QEMU PIC indirection patch for in-kernel APIC work

Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
>> This is what Xen does.  It is actually less performant than copying, IIRC.
>> The problem with flipping pages around is that physical addresses are 
>> cached both in the kvm mmu and in the on-chip tlbs, necessitating 
>> expensive page table walks and tlb invalidation IPIs.
> Hmm, I'm not familiar with Xen driver, but similar technique was used
> with zero-copy network sniffer some time ago, substituting userspace
> pages with pages containing skb data was about 25-50% faster than
> copying 1500 bytes in general, and in order of 10 times faster in some
> cases.
> Check a link please in case we are talking about different ideas:

I don't really understand what you're testing there.  in particular, how 
can the copying time change so dramatically depending on whether you've 
just rebooted or not?

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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