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[Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 0/5] vfio: ioeventfd support

From: Alex Williamson
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 0/5] vfio: ioeventfd support
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:26:07 -0700
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For the matching kernel patch, see:


This series enables ioeventfd support and makes use of a proposed vfio
kernel ioeventfd interface for accelerating high frequency writes
through to the device.  In the specific case addressed, the writes are
to a range of MMIO space virtualized in QEMU for NVIDIA GeForce
support, but which also hosts a register which is used to allow the
MSI interrupt for the device to re-trigger.  Applications which
generate a very high interrupt rate on the GPU can see noticeable
overhead as a result of this trap through QEMU.  We added an option
for users to disable these quirks entirely for non-Geforce cards[1]
for optimal performance, but for GeForce users and users that can't
tweak their VM config, this gets us to within 95% of that performance
for an interrupt intensive micro-benchmark (from 83%).  I'd be
interested in more typical benchmark results to understand if there's
an improvement there as well.  Thanks,


[1] https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2018-01/msg06878.html


Alex Williamson (5):
      vfio/quirks: Add common quirk alloc helper
      vfio/quirks: Add generic support for ioveventfds
      vfio/quirks: Automatic ioeventfd enabling for NVIDIA BAR0 quirks
      vfio: Update linux header
      vfio/quirks: Enable ioeventfd quirks to be handled by vfio directly

 hw/vfio/pci-quirks.c       |  184 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
 hw/vfio/pci.h              |   13 +++
 linux-headers/linux/vfio.h |   24 ++++++
 3 files changed, 192 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)

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