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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH RFC V4 0/5] kvm : Paravirt-spinlock support for KVM guests

On 01/16/2012 07:19 PM, Avi Kivity wrote:
On 01/16/2012 03:43 PM, Raghavendra K T wrote:
Throughput is in MB/sec
NRCLIENTS     BASE                    BASE+patch
                     mean (sd)               mean (sd)
8           1.101190  (0.875082)     1.700395  (0.846809)     54.4143
16          1.524312  (0.120354)     1.477553  (0.058166)     -3.06755
32            2.143028  (0.157103)     2.090307  (0.136778)

So on a very contended system we're actually slower? Is this expected?

I think, the result is interesting because its PLE machine. I have to
experiment more with parameters, SPIN_THRESHOLD, and also may be
ple_gap and ple_window.

Perhaps the PLE stuff fights with the PV stuff?

I also think so. The slight advantage in PLE, with current patch would
be  that, we are be able to say " This is the next guy who should
probably get his turn".  But If total number of unnecessary "halt
exits" disadvantage dominates above advantage, then we see degradation.

One clarification in above benchmarking is,  Dbench is run
simultaneously on all (8 vcpu) 3 guests. So we already have 1:3 overcommit when we run 8 clients of dbench. after that it was just increasing number of clients.

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