Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [virtio-dev] Re: [virtio-dev] Re: [PATCH v2 00/16] Vhost-pci for inter-VM communication
On 2017年05月19日 23:33, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 11:10:33AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:On 2017年05月18日 11:03, Wei Wang wrote:On 05/17/2017 02:22 PM, Jason Wang wrote:On 2017年05月17日 14:16, Jason Wang wrote:On 2017年05月16日 15:12, Wei Wang wrote:Hi: Care to post the driver codes too?OK. It may take some time to clean up the driver code before post it out. You can first have a check of the draft at the repo here: https://github.com/wei-w-wang/vhost-pci-driver Best, WeiInteresting, looks like there's one copy on tx side. We used to have zerocopy support for tun for VM2VM traffic. Could you please try to compare it with your vhost-pci-net by:We can analyze from the whole data path - from VM1's network stack to send packets -> VM2's network stack to receive packets. The number of copies are actually the same for both.That's why I'm asking you to compare the performance. The only reason for vhost-pci is performance. You should prove it.There is another reason for vhost-pci besides maximum performance: vhost-pci makes it possible for end-users to run networking or storage appliances in compute clouds. Cloud providers do not allow end-users to run custom vhost-user processes on the host so you need vhost-pci. Stefan
Then it has non NFV use cases and the question goes back to the performance comparing between vhost-pci and zerocopy vhost_net. If it does not perform better, it was less interesting at least in this case.