[2/3] powerpc/64s/idle: avoid sync for KVM state when waking from idle

Message ID 20171117140807.22105-3-npiggin@gmail.com
State New
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Series
  • one more try at idle improvements
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Nicholas Piggin Nov. 17, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
When waking from a CPU idle instruction (e.g., nap or stop), the sync
for ordering the KVM secondary thread state can be avoided if there
wakeup is coming from a kernel context rather than KVM context.

This improves performance for ping-pong benchmark with the stop0 idle
state by 0.46% for 2 threads in the same core, and 1.02% for different
cores.

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
---
 arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

Patch

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S b/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
index 2f8364e7b489..07a306173c5a 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/idle_book3s.S
@@ -532,6 +532,9 @@  ALT_FTR_SECTION_END_IFSET(CPU_FTR_ARCH_300)
 	mr	r3,r12
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_KVM_BOOK3S_HV_POSSIBLE
+	lbz	r0,HSTATE_HWTHREAD_STATE(r13)
+	cmpwi	r0,KVM_HWTHREAD_IN_KERNEL
+	beq	1f
 	li	r0,KVM_HWTHREAD_IN_KERNEL
 	stb	r0,HSTATE_HWTHREAD_STATE(r13)
 	/* Order setting hwthread_state vs. testing hwthread_req */