Patchwork [v3,2/4] enable vm_clock to "warp" in the iothread+icount case

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Submitter Paolo Bonzini
Date April 12, 2011, 8:44 a.m.
Message ID <1302597850-10708-3-git-send-email-pbonzini@redhat.com>
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Permalink /patch/90746/
State New
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Paolo Bonzini - April 12, 2011, 8:44 a.m.
The previous patch however is not enough, because if the virtual CPU
goes to sleep waiting for a future timer interrupt to wake it up, qemu
deadlocks.  The timer interrupt never comes because time is driven by
icount, but the vCPU doesn't run any insns.

You could say that VCPUs should never go to sleep in icount
mode if there is a pending vm_clock timer; rather time should
just warp to the next vm_clock event with no sleep ever taking place.
Even better, you can sleep for some time related to the
time left until the next event, to avoid that the warps are too visible
externally; for example, you could be sending network packets continously
instead of every 100ms.

This is what this patch implements.  qemu_clock_warp is called: 1)
whenever a vm_clock timer is adjusted, to ensure the warp_timer is
synchronized; at strategic points in the CPU thread, to make sure
the insn counter is synchronized before the CPU starts running.
In any case, the warp_timer is disabled while the CPU is running,
beacuse the insn counter then will be making progress on its own.

Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
---
 cpus.c        |    8 +++++-
 qemu-common.h |    1 +
 qemu-timer.c  |   70 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 qemu-timer.h  |    1 +
 4 files changed, 78 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/cpus.c b/cpus.c
index c72fbb7..2ac2e9d 100644
--- a/cpus.c
+++ b/cpus.c
@@ -155,7 +155,7 @@  static bool cpu_thread_is_idle(CPUState *env)
     return true;
 }
 
-static bool all_cpu_threads_idle(void)
+bool all_cpu_threads_idle(void)
 {
     CPUState *env;
 
@@ -739,6 +739,9 @@  static void qemu_tcg_wait_io_event(void)
     CPUState *env;
 
     while (all_cpu_threads_idle()) {
+       /* Start accounting real time to the virtual clock if the CPUs
+          are idle.  */
+        qemu_clock_warp(vm_clock);
         qemu_cond_wait(tcg_halt_cond, &qemu_global_mutex);
     }
 
@@ -1073,6 +1076,9 @@  bool cpu_exec_all(void)
 {
     int r;
 
+    /* Account partial waits to the vm_clock.  */
+    qemu_clock_warp(vm_clock);
+
     if (next_cpu == NULL) {
         next_cpu = first_cpu;
     }
diff --git a/qemu-common.h b/qemu-common.h
index 82e27c1..4f6037b 100644
--- a/qemu-common.h
+++ b/qemu-common.h
@@ -298,6 +298,7 @@  void qemu_notify_event(void);
 void qemu_cpu_kick(void *env);
 void qemu_cpu_kick_self(void);
 int qemu_cpu_is_self(void *env);
+bool all_cpu_threads_idle(void);
 
 /* work queue */
 struct qemu_work_item {
diff --git a/qemu-timer.c b/qemu-timer.c
index 50f1943..4658134 100644
--- a/qemu-timer.c
+++ b/qemu-timer.c
@@ -153,6 +153,8 @@  void cpu_disable_ticks(void)
 struct QEMUClock {
     int type;
     int enabled;
+
+    QEMUTimer *warp_timer;
 };
 
 struct QEMUTimer {
@@ -386,6 +388,66 @@  void qemu_clock_enable(QEMUClock *clock, int enabled)
     clock->enabled = enabled;
 }
 
+static int64_t vm_clock_warp_start;
+
+static void icount_warp_rt(void *opaque)
+{
+    if (vm_clock_warp_start == -1) {
+        return;
+    }
+
+    if (vm_running) {
+        int64_t clock = qemu_get_clock_ns(rt_clock);
+	int64_t warp_delta = clock - vm_clock_warp_start;
+	if (use_icount == 1) {
+            qemu_icount_bias += warp_delta;
+	} else {
+	    /*
+	     * In adaptive mode, do not let the vm_clock run too
+	     * far ahead of real time.
+	     */
+            int64_t cur_time = cpu_get_clock();
+            int64_t cur_icount = qemu_get_clock_ns(vm_clock);
+            int64_t delta = cur_time - cur_icount;
+	    qemu_icount_bias += MIN(warp_delta, delta);
+	}
+        if (qemu_timer_expired(active_timers[QEMU_CLOCK_VIRTUAL],
+                               qemu_get_clock_ns(vm_clock))) {
+            qemu_notify_event();
+        }
+    }
+    vm_clock_warp_start = -1;
+}
+
+void qemu_clock_warp(QEMUClock *clock)
+{
+    int64_t deadline;
+
+    if (!clock->warp_timer) {
+        return;
+    }
+
+    /*
+     * There are too many global variables to make the "warp" behavior
+     * applicable to other clocks.  But a clock argument removes the
+     * need for if statements all over the place.
+     */
+    assert (clock == vm_clock);
+    icount_warp_rt(NULL);
+    if (!all_cpu_threads_idle() || !active_timers[clock->type]) {
+        qemu_del_timer(clock->warp_timer);
+        return;
+    }
+
+    vm_clock_warp_start = qemu_get_clock_ns(rt_clock);
+    deadline = qemu_next_deadline();
+    if (deadline > 0) {
+        qemu_mod_timer(clock->warp_timer, vm_clock_warp_start + deadline);
+    } else {
+        qemu_notify_event();
+    }
+}
+
 QEMUTimer *qemu_new_timer(QEMUClock *clock, int scale,
                           QEMUTimerCB *cb, void *opaque)
 {
@@ -454,8 +516,10 @@  static void qemu_mod_timer_ns(QEMUTimer *ts, int64_t expire_time)
             qemu_rearm_alarm_timer(alarm_timer);
         }
         /* Interrupt execution to force deadline recalculation.  */
-        if (use_icount)
+        qemu_clock_warp(ts->clock);
+        if (use_icount) {
             qemu_notify_event();
+        }
     }
 }
 
@@ -576,6 +640,10 @@  void configure_icount(const char *option)
     if (!option)
         return;
 
+#ifdef CONFIG_IOTHREAD
+    vm_clock->warp_timer = qemu_new_timer_ns(rt_clock, icount_warp_rt, NULL);
+#endif
+
     if (strcmp(option, "auto") != 0) {
         icount_time_shift = strtol(option, NULL, 0);
         use_icount = 1;
diff --git a/qemu-timer.h b/qemu-timer.h
index 75d5675..c01bcab 100644
--- a/qemu-timer.h
+++ b/qemu-timer.h
@@ -39,6 +39,7 @@  extern QEMUClock *host_clock;
 
 int64_t qemu_get_clock_ns(QEMUClock *clock);
 void qemu_clock_enable(QEMUClock *clock, int enabled);
+void qemu_clock_warp(QEMUClock *clock);
 
 QEMUTimer *qemu_new_timer(QEMUClock *clock, int scale,
                           QEMUTimerCB *cb, void *opaque);