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[Qemu-devel] [RFC v1 00/11] Base enabling patches for MTTCG

From: Alex Bennée
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [RFC v1 00/11] Base enabling patches for MTTCG
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:18:41 +0000


This RFC patch set aims to provide the basic framework for MTTCG. I've
tried to pull together the non-contentious bits that other trees can
then build on. This is because we have multiple potential solutions
for things like deferring work and handling atomics. The idea being
that those bits could be added on and when a given architecture combo
is ready multi-threading can be turned on automatically for known good
combinations. Without the additional work just blindly turning on
MTTCG is likely to fail horribly ;-)

The branch can be found at:


It has Serge's tcg-cleanups branch as it's base as those are TCG
clean-ups not directly tied to MTTCG which will hopefully get merged
in due course well before these patches.

The main changes I've made from Fred's last tree are:
  - a new option -tcg mttcg=on|off
  - the kick timer to prevent lock clean-ups breaking single-threaded -smp
  - pulled in a fix from Emilio for locking interrupt handling

Where I've made tweaks to existing patches I've added [] comments and
some revision history below the ---.

What's left

This series still boots a full virtio based Debian arm in single
threaded mode although currently "shutdown -h now" hangs once the
guest is shutdown as the iowait hangs on the final condition.

There are a few checkpatch things that need to be addressed with
regards to barrier comments.

Any comments welcome, does this look like a sane approach? Can we
agree a common base on which everything else can be built on?



Alex Bennée (3):
  target-arm/psci.c: wake up sleeping CPUs
  tcg: cpus rm tcg_exec_all()
  tcg: add kick timer for single-threaded vCPU emulation

Emilio G. Cota (1):
  tcg: grab iothread lock in cpu-exec interrupt handling

KONRAD Frederic (5):
  tcg: move tb_find_fast outside the tb_lock critical section
  tcg: protect TBContext with tb_lock.
  tcg: add options for enabling MTTCG
  tcg: drop global lock during TCG code execution
  tcg: enable thread-per-vCPU

Paolo Bonzini (2):
  cpu-exec: elide more icount code if CONFIG_USER_ONLY
  tcg: comment on which functions have to be called with tb_lock held

 cpu-exec-common.c       |   1 -
 cpu-exec.c              | 128 +++++++++++++------
 cpus.c                  | 323 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
 cputlb.c                |   4 +
 exec.c                  |  16 +++
 hw/i386/kvmvapic.c      |   6 +
 include/exec/exec-all.h |   5 +-
 include/qom/cpu.h       |  20 +++
 include/sysemu/cpus.h   |   2 +
 qemu-options.hx         |  14 +++
 softmmu_template.h      |  17 +++
 target-arm/psci.c       |   2 +
 tcg/tcg.h               |   3 +
 translate-all.c         | 110 +++++++++++++----
 vl.c                    |  12 +-
 15 files changed, 477 insertions(+), 186 deletions(-)


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