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[PATCH v2 0/2] x86/kvm: avoid expensive rdmsrs for FS/GS base MSRs




Changes since v1:
- Merged patches 1 and 2, skip savesegment() for FS and FS for x86_64
  as save_fsgs() already does that [Paolo Bonzini]
- Rename save_current_fsgs() -> save_fsgs_for_kvm() [Andy Lutomirski]
- Trimmed comments [Andy Lutomirski]
- Add Andy's A-b to what is now PATCH2

Some time ago Paolo suggested to take a look at probably unneeded expensive
rdmsrs for FS/GS base MSR in vmx_save_host_state(). This is called on every
vcpu run when we need to handle vmexit in userspace.

vmx_save_host_state() is always called in a very well defined context
(ioctl from userspace) so we may try to get the required values for FS/GS
bases from in-kernel variables and avoid expensive rdmsrs.

My debug shows we're shaving off 240 cpu cycles (E5-2603 v3).

Vitaly Kuznetsov (2):
  x86/kvm/vmx: read MSR_{FS,KERNEL_GS}_BASE from current->thread
  x86/kvm/vmx: avoid expensive rdmsr for MSR_GS_BASE

 arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h | 10 ++++++++++
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c     |  3 ++-
 arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c     | 14 ++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c               | 16 ++++++++++++----
 4 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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