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Re: [Xen-devel] Driver domain - NEW issue: IRQ handling error

  • To: xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "B.G. Bruce" <bgb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 17:26:24 -0400
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 21:29:22 +0000
  • List-id: List for Xen developers <xen-devel.lists.sourceforge.net>


Thank you for your time and patience in helping me to understand what is
going on.  It is greatly appreciated.


On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 16:04, Christian Limpach wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 02:00:18PM -0400, B.G. Bruce wrote:
> > What I've actually found is that if is disable the disabling of the
> > interrupt in kernel/irq/spurious.c, everything works fine.  I still get
> > the error messages (I didn't comment them out) about every
> > 50.000-100.000 packets but I don't drop a packet and everything works as
> > it should.  Now obviously I don't want to keep the disabling irq
> > disabled, but I'm at a loss for how to fix this otherwise.
> I think I understand now what's happening:
> - since you have devices on IRQ18 in both dom0 and another domain,
>   all IRQ18 interrupts get delivered to both (for loop in
>   __do_IRQ_guest in xen/arch/x86/irq.c).
> - the ide driver in dom0 will only handle IRQs for the ide controller.
> - all e1000 interrupts will be counted as spurious/unhandled.
> - if there's hardly any ide interrupts, you can hit the case where
>   of 100000 interrupts, 99900 were unhandled and this will cause the
>   interrupt to get disabled.
> We seem to hit the case mentioned in () above __report_bad_irq.  Not
> disabling the interrupt in that case is the correct thing to do, but
> the sharing does certainly have a significant performance impact.
>    christian

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