File kvm-qemu-preXX-Fix-performance-regression-in-qemu_get_ram.patch of Package kvm.853

From 7d82af38b78305155553013c6fd709dc50404199 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Vincent Palatin <vpalatin@chromium.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:47:46 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] Fix performance regression in qemu_get_ram_ptr

When the commit f471a17e9d869df3c6573f7ec02c4725676d6f3a converted the
ram_blocks structure to QLIST, it also removed the conditional check before
switching the current block at the beginning of the list.

In the common use case where ram_blocks has a few blocks with only one
frequently accessed (the main RAM), this has a performance impact as it
performs the useless list operations on each call (which are on a really
hot path).

On my machine emulation (ARM on amd64), this patch reduces the
percentage of CPU time spent in qemu_get_ram_ptr from 6.3% to 2.1% in the
profiling of a full boot.

Signed-off-by: Vincent Palatin <vpalatin@chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@us.ibm.com>
---
 exec.c |    7 +++++--
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Index: qemu-kvm-0.14.0/exec.c
===================================================================
--- qemu-kvm-0.14.0.orig/exec.c
+++ qemu-kvm-0.14.0/exec.c
@@ -2956,8 +2956,11 @@ void *qemu_get_ram_ptr(ram_addr_t addr)
 
     QLIST_FOREACH(block, &ram_list.blocks, next) {
         if (addr - block->offset < block->length) {
-            QLIST_REMOVE(block, next);
-            QLIST_INSERT_HEAD(&ram_list.blocks, block, next);
+            /* Move this entry to to start of the list.  */
+            if (block != QLIST_FIRST(&ram_list.blocks)) {
+                QLIST_REMOVE(block, next);
+                QLIST_INSERT_HEAD(&ram_list.blocks, block, next);
+            }
             return block->host + (addr - block->offset);
         }
     }