[pve-devel] [PATCH-SERIES qemu/qemu-server/manager 0/1] add and set x86-64-v2 as default model for new vms

DERUMIER, Alexandre alexandre.derumier at groupe-cyllene.com
Thu May 18 07:03:08 CEST 2023

> FWIW, there was a v3: 

Yes, this was last version.

The end of discussion was here:

I wasn"t merged, because moslty, you can't have spectre/meltdown/...
mitigation enabled cross amd/intel, and also, generally users don't mix
intel/amd, so it's already possible to choose the lowest inte/amd cpu
model of the cluster.

Personnally, I think it could really be usefull for mixed intel/amd
cluster. (as kvm64 will not work with newer distros). It's better than
kvm64 anymay. (but no mitigation).

a better way could be to auto choose the best compatible cpu model
across cluster for user at vm creation.

with some kind of new virtual "best" cpumodel at vm creation only (then
the correct best compatible cpu model is compute and write in vm

We could stream host cpumodel/revision/flags with pvestatd,
then compare flags to choose the correct model.
(mitigations autotuning could be great too)

all flags are documented in libvirt here:

the simple algo is something like:
 - if nocluster/single node, set cpumodel to max/host
 - elsif cluster have only intel hosts, find best intel cpumodel
 - elsif cluster have only amd hosts, find best amd cpumodel
 - elsif cluster have mixed intel/amd hosts, find best x64-64-vX cpu

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