[RFT - PATCH v2 0/2] KVM/arm64: add fp/simd lazy switch support

Mario Smarduch m.smarduch at samsung.com
Mon Oct 19 15:06:59 PDT 2015

On 10/18/2015 2:07 PM, Christoffer Dall wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 09:29:23AM -0700, Mario Smarduch wrote:
>> Hi Christoffer, Marc -
>>   I just threw this test your way without any explanation.
> I'm confused.  Did you send me something somewhere already?
Yes in the last patchset


I included a simple test I put together.

>> The test loops, does fp arithmetic and checks the truncated result.
>> It could be a little more dynamic have an initial run to
>> get the sum to compare against while looping, different fp
>> hardware may come up with a different sum, but truncation is
>> to 5'th decimal point.
>> The rationale is that if there is any fp/simd corruption
>> one of these runs should fail. I think most likely scenario
>> for that is a world switch in midst of fp operation. I've
>> instrumented (basically add some tracing to vcpu_put()) and
>> validated vcpu_put gets called thousands of time (for v7,v8)
>> for an over night test running two guests/host crunching
>> fp operations.
>> Other then that not sure how to really catch any problems
>> with the patches applied. Obviously this is a huge issues, if this has
>> any problems. If you or Marc have any other ideas I'd be happy
>> to enhance the test.
> I think it's important to run two VMs at the same time, each with some
> floating-point work, and then run some floating point on the host at the
> same time.
> You can make that even more interesting by doing 32-bit guests at the
> same time as well.

Yes that's the test combination I've been running.
> I believe Marc was running Panranoia
> (http://www.netlib.org/paranoia/paranoia.c) to test the last lazy
> series.

I'll try this test and run it for several days, see if anything shows up.

> Thanks,
> -Christoffer

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