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Re: [Xen-devel] multi-core VMM

Well, I can't agree.
HW provide features and SW use it. Otherwise, HW feature is just a vain.

PS: please keep the list CCed so that people are aware of the
discussion. Probably they have something to share on this topic.

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM, ZHANG Zhi <zhizhang@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think it's the hardware's business, namely the Intel or AMD, not the 
> hyperviosr's business. Xen does not have to consider such an issue.
> Re:
> I think that's possible, you can check the cpupool related command in the xl 
> manpage.
> But I have a similar question -- In CPU like i7, 8 logical cores are not 
> fully equivalent.
> They are hyper-threading over CMP. The two HT cores from a single physical 
> core are contending for pipeline resource. In linux kernel, there is specific 
> scheduler optimization for this case.
> My question is that how XEN hypervisor handle this? Will such HT info be 
> available to the VM?
> I guess there may be some different depend on whether you bind VCPU to host 
> core or not.
> Also, is there any different for dom0 && domU in this aspect?
> Thanks,
> Timothy
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM, ZHANG Zhi <zhizhang@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi, list,
>> A VMM provides a VMCS for each VM. How does the VMM assign system
>> resources for each VM? For example, in a multi-core environment, how
>> can I enable the VMM to run, say, on a two-core intel's processor
>> while I am able to force a VM to execute only on a specific core upon
>> initializing the Guest OS ? that is to say, how I can assure the VM to
>> believe that there is only one physical core running on this machine?
>> What should I do? Is it possible to assign a core when VMM starts a
>> new VM after the VMM is booted ?
>>    Thanks a lot!
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