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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: reuse the same pirq allocated when driver load first time

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 12:06:43PM +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 10 May 2013, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 04:18:24PM +0800, Zhenzhong Duan wrote:
> > > When driver load and unload in a loop, pirq will exhaust finally.
> > > Try to use the same pirq which was already mapped and binded at first time
> > 
> > So what happens if I unload and reload two drivers in random order?
> > 
> > > when driver loaded.
> > > 
> > > Read pirq from msix entry and test if data is XEN_PIRQ_MSI_DATA
> > > xen_irq_from_pirq(pirq) < 0 checking is wrong as irq will be freed
> > > when driver unload, it's always true in second load.
> > 
> > If my understanding is right the issue at hand is that the caching
> > information about the pirq disappears once the driver has been
> > unloaded b/c the event's irq-info is removed (as the driver is
> > unloaded and free_irq is called).
> > 
> > Stefano,
> > Is there a specific write to the MSI structure that would cause the
> > hypervisor to drop the PIRQ? Or a nice hypercall to "free" an
> > PIRQ in usage?
> We already have a "free PIRQ" hypercall, it's called
> PHYSDEVOP_unmap_pirq and should be called by QEMU.

Considering that we call function that allocates (PHYSDEVOP_get_free_pirq)
it in the Linux kernel (and not in QEMU), perhaps that should be done in the
Linux kernel as part of xen_destroy_irq()? Or would that confuse QEMU?

It looks like QEMU only does that hypercall (via xc_physdev_unmap_pirq)
unregister_real_device which is only called during pci unplug?

> Linux should disable the MSI bit in the PCI config options of the
> device:
> pci_disable_msi -> pci_msi_shutdown -> msi_set_enable(0)

Zhenzhong, does it do that? Looking at the driver it certainly seems that way.
> That should cause QEMU to issue a xc_physdev_unmap_pirq that actually
> unmaps the pirq. If it doesn't, it's a bug :)

<sigh> It doesn't do that. So two bugs:
 - QEMU doing that
 - Linux kernel doing the hypercall as well.

> > I presume that on the first load the msg.data value is
> > ALWAYS != XEN_PIRQ_MSI_DATA right? Is that somethign we can ALWAYS
> > depend? Or is there a possibility that it could be that when the
> > PCI device is unplugged from one guest and plugged in another?
> > 
> > Could we use PHYSDEVOP_irq_status_query to figure out if the PIRQ
> > has been already allocated? Ah, does not look like it.
> > 
> > I am a bit worried about depending on just msg.data to tells us
> > whether the device had been initialized before.
> Data comes from QEMU, I think it is zeroed at init time.

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