ngx_cpuinfo / kvm & qemu / ngx_cacheline_size
bpaquet at octo.com
Mon Dec 3 15:05:47 UTC 2012
Ok, thx you for answering.
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at mdounin.ru> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 02, 2012 at 12:15:03PM +0100, Bertrand Paquet wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have virtual machine running on qemu / kvm.
> > cat /proc/cpuinfo give :
> > processor : 0
> > vendor_id : GenuineIntel
> > cpu family : 6
> > model : 2
> > model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.1.2
> > stepping : 3
> > microcode : 0x1
> > cpu MHz : 1999.999
> > cache size : 4096 KB
> > fpu : yes
> > fpu_exception : yes
> > cpuid level : 4
> > wp : yes
> > flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pse36
> > clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm up rep_good nopl pni cx16 popcnt
> > hypervisor lahf_lm
> > bogomips : 3999.99
> > clflush size : 64
> > cache_alignment : 64
> > address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
> > power management:
> > the code in ngx_cpuinfo use the model value (2), and set
> > the ngx_cacheline_size to 32, instead of 64 given by cache_alignment in
> > /proc/cpuinfo.
> > On same host using vmware virtualization, /proc/cpuinfo give a model of
> > ngx_cacheline_size is set to 64.
> > I think I can have low performances problems due to the
> > of 32 under qemu virtualization. Do you confirm ?
> > Do you think we have to change ngx_cpuinfo code to give
> > 64 on qemu env ?
> Incorrectly detected cache line size may result in slightly
> non-optimal performance in some situations (I wouldn't suppose 32
> vs 64 to result in more than a few percent difference in real word
> nginx operation though, even on real hardware). On the other
> hand, using virtualization ensures non-optimal performance in all
> situations, so one using virtualization probably don't care
> (In any case there are no plans to change Intel CPUs cache line
> size detection code to support fake emulated qemu CPUs. In
> particular because it's not possible to tell which cache line size
> is more effective for a given emulated CPU. It's up to you to
> configure qemu to emulate a CPU with a cache line size most
> effective on your hardware if you think you care.)
> Maxim Dounin
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