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RE: [Xen-devel] IRQ SMP affinity problems in domU with vcpus > 4 on HP ProLiant G6 with dual Xeon 5540 (Nehalem)

>>> "Zhang, Xiantao" <xiantao.zhang@xxxxxxxxx> 22.10.09 09:11 >>>
>Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> "Zhang, Xiantao" <xiantao.zhang@xxxxxxxxx> 20.10.09 09:51 >>>
>>> Attached two patches should fix the issues. For the issue which
>>> complains "(XEN) do_IRQ: 1.187 No irq handler for vector (irq -1),",
>>> I root-caused it. Currenlty, when programs MSI address & data, Xen
>>> doesn't perform the mask/unmask logic to avoid inconsistent
>>> interrupt genernation. In this case, according to spec, the
>>> interrupt generation behavior is undfined, 
>>> and device may generate MSI interrupts with the expected vector and
>>> incorrect destination ID, so leads to the issue.  The attached two
>>> patches should address it.
>> What about the case of MSI not having a mask bit? Shouldn't movement
>> (i.e. vector or affinity changes) be disallowed for non-maskable ones?
>IRQ migration shouldn't depend on the interrupt status(mask/unmask),
>and hyperviosr can handle non-masked irq during the migration. 

Hmm, then I don't understand which case your patch was a fix for: I
understood that it addresses an issue when the affinity of an interrupt
gets changed (requiring a re-write of the address/data pair). If the
hypervisor can deal with it without masking, then why did you add it?


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