Re: [PATCH v2 0/7] KVM: MMU: fast zap all shadow pages

From: Xiao Guangrong
Date: Fri Mar 22 2013 - 06:04:16 EST

On 03/22/2013 10:11 AM, Xiao Guangrong wrote:

>> The modifications should be contained to kvm_mmu_get_page() mostly,
>> correct? (would also have to keep counters to increase SLAB freeing
>> ratio, relative to number of outdated shadow pages).
> Yes.
>> And then have codepaths that nuke shadow pages break from the spinlock,
> I think this is not needed any more. We can let mmu_notify use the generation
> number to invalid all shadow pages, then we only need to free them after
> all vcpus down and mmu_notify unregistered - at this point, no lock contention,
> we can directly free them.

Sorry. This is wrong since after call ->release(), the memory will be
freed. zap-all-sp can not be delayed. Will think out a good way to handle this...

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