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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] C6 state with EOI issue fix for some Intel proce

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] C6 state with EOI issue fix for some Intel processors
From: Sheng Yang <sheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 15:18:50 +0800
Cc: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wednesday 15 September 2010 15:10:43 Sheng Yang wrote:
> There is an errata in some of Intel processors.
> AAJ72. EOI Transaction May Not be Sent if Software Enters Core C6 During
> an Interrupt Service Routine
> If core C6 is entered after the start of an interrupt service routine but
> before a write to the APIC EOI register, the core may not send an EOI
> transaction (if needed) and further interrupts from the same priority
> level or lower may be blocked.
> This patch fix this issue, by checking if ISR is pending before enter deep
> Cx state. If so, it would use power->safe_state instead of deep Cx state
> to prevent the above issue happen.

Signed-off-by: Sheng Yang <sheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Yang, Sheng

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