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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 4/6] iommu/intel: Handle DMAR faults on workqueue
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On Tue, 2018-02-13 at 17:38 +0000, Dmitry Safonov wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-02-13 at 17:35 +0100, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 04:48:23PM +0000, Dmitry Safonov wrote:
> > > dmar_fault() reports/handles/cleans DMAR faults in a cycle one-
> > > by-
> > > one.
> > > The nuisance is that it's set as a irq handler and runs with
> > > disabled
> > > interrupts - which works OK if you have only a couple of DMAR
> > > faults,
> > > but becomes a problem if your intel iommu has a plenty of
> > > mappings.
> >
> > I don't think that a work-queue is the right solution here, it adds
> > a
> > long delay until the log is processed. During that delay, and with
> > high
> > fault rates the error log will overflow during that delay.
> >
> > Here is what I think you should do instead to fix the soft-lockups:
> >
> > First, unmask the fault reporting irq so that you will get
> > subsequent
> > irqs. Then:
> >
> > * For Primary Fault Reporting just cycle once through all
> > supported fault recording registers.
> >
> > * For Advanced Fault Reporting, read start and end pointer of
> > the log and process all entries.
> >
> > After that return from the fault handler and let the next irq
> > handle
> > additional faults that might have been recorded while the previous
> > handler was running.
>
> Ok, will re-do this way, thanks.
>
> > And of course, ratelimiting the fault printouts is always a good
> > idea.

I've looked at this more,
It turns out that fault handler is used only to printk() errors about
faults happened. So, we shouldn't care about added delay with wq, as
it's just another ratelimit for printing of faults.
I also measured how much time it takes to read/clean fault and how much
time it takes to print info about the fault.

Heh, anyway I'll resend v3 of 6/6 patch, which ratelimits printks by
each fault, rather by each irq - it'll work for me with only that patch
applied.

--
Dima

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