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SubjectRE: [v3 06/26] iommu, x86: No need to migrating irq for VT-d Posted-Interrupts
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Paolo Bonzini wrote on 2014-12-19:
>
>
> On 19/12/2014 02:46, Zhang, Yang Z wrote:
>>> If the IRQ is posted, its affinity is controlled by guest (irq
>>> <---> vCPU <----> pCPU), it has no effect when host changes its affinity.
>>
>> That's the problem: User is able to changes it in host but it never
>> takes effect since it is actually controlled by guest. I guess it
>> will break the IRQ balance too.
>
> I don't think that's a problem.
>
> Controlling the affinity in the host affects which CPU in the host
> takes care of signaling the guest.
>
> If this signaling is done directly by the chipset, there is no need to
> do anything in the host and thus the host affinity can be bypassed.

I don't quite understand it. If user set an interrupt's affinity to a CPU, but he still see the interrupt delivers to other CPUs in host. Do you think it is a right behavior?

>
> Paolo


Best regards,
Yang



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