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x86: highmem handling assistance hypercalls

While looking at the origin of very frequently executed hypercalls I
realized that the high page accessor functions in Linux would be good
candidates to handle in the hypervisor - clearing or copying to/from
a high page is a pretty frequent operation (provided there's enough
memory in the domain). While prior to the first submission I only
measured kernel builds (where the results are not hinting at a
meaningful improvement), I now found time to do a more specific
analysis: page clearing is being improved by about 20%, page copying
doesn't seem to significantly benefit (though that may be an effect of
the simplistic copy_page() implementation Xen currently uses) -
nevertheless I would think that if one function is supported by the
hypervisor, then the other should also be.

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@novell.com>
author Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@citrix.com>
date Mon Oct 27 13:29:35 2008 +0000 (2008-10-27)
parents 7dee3b001d9f
children dc0d1200e3f3
line source
1 XEN_LINUX_SOURCE ?= git-clone
2 LINUX_VER ?= 2.6-x86-latest
4 IMAGE_TARGET ?= bzImage vmlinux
6 XEN_LINUX_CONFIG_UPDATE := buildconfigs/enable-xen-config
8 XEN_LINUX_GIT_URL ?= git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/x86/linux-2.6-tip.git
9 XEN_LINUX_GIT_REMOTENAME ?= x86
10 XEN_LINUX_GIT_REMOTEBRANCH ?= auto-latest
12 EXTRAVERSION ?=
14 include buildconfigs/mk.linux-2.6-common