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From: Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2020 10:08:49 -0400
Subject: [PATCH 13/14] aio-posix: completely stop polling when disabled

RH-Author: Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com>
Message-id: <20201009100849.264994-10-thuth@redhat.com>
Patchwork-id: 98603
O-Subject: [RHEL-8.4.0 qemu-kvm PATCH 9/9] aio-posix: completely stop polling when disabled
Bugzilla: 1846975
RH-Acked-by: Jens Freimann <jfreimann@redhat.com>
RH-Acked-by: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
RH-Acked-by: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>

From: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>

One iteration of polling is always performed even when polling is
disabled.  This is done because:
1. Userspace polling is cheaper than making a syscall.  We might get
   lucky.
2. We must poll once more after polling has stopped in case an event
   occurred while stopping polling.

However, there are downsides:
1. Polling becomes a bottleneck when the number of event sources is very
   high.  It's more efficient to monitor fds in that case.
2. A high-frequency polling event source can starve non-polling event
   sources because ppoll(2)/epoll(7) is never invoked.

This patch removes the forced polling iteration so that poll_ns=0 really
means no polling.

IOPS increases from 10k to 60k when the guest has 100
virtio-blk-pci,num-queues=32 devices and 1 virtio-blk-pci,num-queues=1
device because the large number of event sources being polled slows down
the event loop.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200305170806.1313245-2-stefanha@redhat.com
Message-Id: <20200305170806.1313245-2-stefanha@redhat.com>
(cherry picked from commit e4346192f1c2e1683a807b46efac47ef0cf9b545)
Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Danilo C. L. de Paula <ddepaula@redhat.com>
---
 util/aio-posix.c | 22 +++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/util/aio-posix.c b/util/aio-posix.c
index a4977f538e..abc396d030 100644
--- a/util/aio-posix.c
+++ b/util/aio-posix.c
@@ -340,12 +340,13 @@ void aio_set_event_notifier_poll(AioContext *ctx,
                     (IOHandler *)io_poll_end);
 }
 
-static void poll_set_started(AioContext *ctx, bool started)
+static bool poll_set_started(AioContext *ctx, bool started)
 {
     AioHandler *node;
+    bool progress = false;
 
     if (started == ctx->poll_started) {
-        return;
+        return false;
     }
 
     ctx->poll_started = started;
@@ -367,8 +368,15 @@ static void poll_set_started(AioContext *ctx, bool started)
         if (fn) {
             fn(node->opaque);
         }
+
+        /* Poll one last time in case ->io_poll_end() raced with the event */
+        if (!started) {
+            progress = node->io_poll(node->opaque) || progress;
+        }
     }
     qemu_lockcnt_dec(&ctx->list_lock);
+
+    return progress;
 }
 
 
@@ -599,12 +607,12 @@ static bool try_poll_mode(AioContext *ctx, int64_t *timeout)
         }
     }
 
-    poll_set_started(ctx, false);
+    if (poll_set_started(ctx, false)) {
+        *timeout = 0;
+        return true;
+    }
 
-    /* Even if we don't run busy polling, try polling once in case it can make
-     * progress and the caller will be able to avoid ppoll(2)/epoll_wait(2).
-     */
-    return run_poll_handlers_once(ctx, timeout);
+    return false;
 }
 
 bool aio_poll(AioContext *ctx, bool blocking)
-- 
2.27.0