Re: [PATCH v2 2/3] KVM: x86: add tracepoints to trace mmio beginand complete

From: Avi Kivity
Date: Thu Feb 02 2012 - 12:56:36 EST

On 02/02/2012 07:55 PM, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
> On 02/03/2012 01:36 AM, Avi Kivity wrote:
> > On 02/02/2012 07:27 PM, Xiao Guangrong wrote:
> >> From: Xiao Guangrong <xiaoguangrong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >> 'perf kvm-events' will use kvm_exit and kvm_mmio(read...) to calculate
> >> mmio read emulated time for the old kernel, in order to trace mmio read
> >> event more exactly, we add kvm_mmio_begin to trace the time when mmio read
> >> begins
> >>
> >> Also, add kvm_mmio_done to trace the time when mmio/pio is completed
> >
> > Previously, we discussed using the kvm_entry to do this. This reduces
> > the number of tracepoints, and is backwards compatible. What was the
> > conclusion?
> >
> Since using kvm_entry can cause lots of unnecessary calculated, these new two
> tracepoints can let the result be exacter.

Do you have numbers on the ratio between kvm_entry traces and
kvm_mmio_begin/end traces?

> And, they are only used in new kernel, we will fall back to using kvm_entry if
> they are not existing, that means it does not break backwards compatible.

Ah ok.

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