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Re: [libvirt-users] Sluggish performance with virtio and Win10

2016-02-18 11:25 GMT+01:00 Martin Kletzander <mkletzan redhat com>:
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 10:41:42AM +0100, John Obaterspok wrote:
2016-02-18 10:13 GMT+01:00 Martin Kletzander <mkletzan redhat com>:

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 08:49:38AM +0100, John Obaterspok wrote:


I'm using virt-manager on my F23 box to run a Windows 10 image but the
performance is so bad it's killing me.

I have "vmx" flag in /proc/cpuinfo

# lsmod |grep kvm
kvm_intel             167936  6
kvm                   503808  1 kvm_intel


But no virtio modules loaded. Should they be loaded nowadays?

Not on the host AFAIK.

The disk format used is vmdk with no caching and native mode.
The io is 100% in windows task manager performing less than 1MB/s

Any clues?

What are the figures from the host?  What is qemu doing and what are the
other processes and devices doing?

What is the best way to find this out?

{,a,h}top should do for the initial runs, just to see if the block layer
is busy or the CPU is busy or something else is blocking it

atop seems to indicate that sdd is busy?

DSK |          sdd |  busy     96% |              |  read    1455 | write   1319 |  KiB/r      5 | KiB/w      9 |               | MBr/s   0.74 | MBw/s   1.26  | avq     1.01 |               | avio 3.43 ms |

# mount | grep sdd
/dev/sdd2 on /vm type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel,data="">

guest configuration is below:

<domain type='kvm'>
  <memory unit='KiB'>4194304</memory>
  <currentMemory unit='KiB'>4194304</currentMemory>
  <vcpu placement='static'>4</vcpu>
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-2.4'>hvm</type>
      <relaxed state='on'/>
      <vapic state='on'/>
      <spinlocks state='on' retries='8191'/>
      <hidden state='on'/>
    <vmport state='off'/>
  <cpu mode='host-model'>
    <model fallback='allow'/>
  <clock offset='localtime'>
    <timer name='rtc' tickpolicy='catchup'/>
    <timer name='pit' tickpolicy='delay'/>
    <timer name='hpet' present='no'/>
    <timer name='hypervclock' present='yes'/>
    <suspend-to-mem enabled='no'/>
    <suspend-to-disk enabled='no'/>
    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <source file='/usr/share/virtio-win/virtio-win.iso'/>
      <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='vmdk' cache='none' io='native'/>
      <source file='/vm/storage/win10-box.img'/>
      <target dev='vda' bus='virtio'/>
      <boot order='1'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x0a' function='0x0'/>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-ehci1'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x7'/>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci1'>
      <master startport='0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x0' multifunction='on'/>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci2'>
      <master startport='2'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x1'/>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci3'>
      <master startport='4'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x2'/>
    <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pci-root'/>
    <controller type='ide' index='0'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x1'/>
    <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x05' function='0x0'/>
    <controller type='sata' index='0'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x08' function='0x0'/>
    <interface type='direct'>
      <mac address='52:54:00:cc:f0:31'/>
      <source dev='eno1' mode='bridge'/>
      <model type='virtio'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/>
    <serial type='pty'>
      <target port='0'/>
    <console type='pty'>
      <target type='serial' port='0'/>
    <input type='tablet' bus='usb'/>
    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/>
    <input type='keyboard' bus='ps2'/>
    <graphics type='spice' autoport='yes'/>
    <sound model='ich6'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x04' function='0x0'/>
      <model type='vga' vram='16384' heads='1'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x0'/>
    <memballoon model='virtio'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x0'/>

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