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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] KVM: arm/arm64: Enable direct irqfd MSI injection
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Hi,

On 3/17/19 3:50 PM, Raslan, KarimAllah wrote:
> On Sun, 2019-03-17 at 14:36 +0000, Zenghui Yu wrote:
>> Currently, IRQFD on arm still uses the deferred workqueue mechanism
>> to inject interrupts into guest, which will likely lead to a busy
>> context-switching from/to the kworker thread. This overhead is for
>> no purpose (only in my view ...) and will result in an interrupt
>> performance degradation.
>>
>> Implement kvm_arch_set_irq_inatomic() for arm/arm64 to support direct
>> irqfd MSI injection, by which we can get rid of the annoying latency.
>> As a result, irqfd MSI intensive scenarios (e.g., DPDK with high packet
>> processing workloads) will benefit from it.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Zenghui Yu <yuzenghui@huawei.com>
>> ---
>>
>> It seems that only MSI will follow the IRQFD path, did I miss something?
>>
>> This patch is still under test and sent out for early feedback. If I have
>> any mis-understanding, please fix me up and let me know. Thanks!
>>
>> ---
>> virt/kvm/arm/vgic/trace.h | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
>> virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-irqfd.c | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
>> 2 files changed, 43 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/trace.h b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/trace.h
>> index 55fed77..bc1f4db 100644
>> --- a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/trace.h
>> +++ b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/trace.h
>> @@ -27,6 +27,28 @@
>> __entry->vcpu_id, __entry->irq, __entry->level)
>> );
>>
>> +TRACE_EVENT(kvm_arch_set_irq_inatomic,
>> + TP_PROTO(u32 gsi, u32 type, int level, int irq_source_id),
>> + TP_ARGS(gsi, type, level, irq_source_id),
>> +
>> + TP_STRUCT__entry(
>> + __field( u32, gsi )
>> + __field( u32, type )
>> + __field( int, level )
>> + __field( int, irq_source_id )
>> + ),
>> +
>> + TP_fast_assign(
>> + __entry->gsi = gsi;
>> + __entry->type = type;
>> + __entry->level = level;
>> + __entry->irq_source_id = irq_source_id;
>> + ),
>> +
>> + TP_printk("gsi %u type %u level %d source %d", __entry->gsi,
>> + __entry->type, __entry->level, __entry->irq_source_id)
>> +);
>> +
>> #endif /* _TRACE_VGIC_H */
>>
>> #undef TRACE_INCLUDE_PATH
>> diff --git a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-irqfd.c b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-irqfd.c
>> index 99e026d..4cfc3f4 100644
>> --- a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-irqfd.c
>> +++ b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-irqfd.c
>> @@ -19,6 +19,7 @@
>> #include <trace/events/kvm.h>
>> #include <kvm/arm_vgic.h>
>> #include "vgic.h"
>> +#include "trace.h"
>>
>> /**
>> * vgic_irqfd_set_irq: inject the IRQ corresponding to the
>> @@ -105,6 +106,26 @@ int kvm_set_msi(struct kvm_kernel_irq_routing_entry *e,
>> return vgic_its_inject_msi(kvm, &msi);
>> }
>>
>> +/**
>> + * kvm_arch_set_irq_inatomic: fast-path for irqfd injection
>> + *
>> + * Currently only direct MSI injecton is supported.
>> + */
>> +int kvm_arch_set_irq_inatomic(struct kvm_kernel_irq_routing_entry *e,
>> + struct kvm *kvm, int irq_source_id, int level,
>> + bool line_status)
>> +{
>> + int ret;
>> +
>> + trace_kvm_arch_set_irq_inatomic(e->gsi, e->type, level, irq_source_id);
>> +
>> + if (unlikely(e->type != KVM_IRQ_ROUTING_MSI))
>> + return -EWOULDBLOCK;
>> +
>> + ret = kvm_set_msi(e, kvm, irq_source_id, level, line_status);
>
> The implementation of kvm_set_msi is not atomic. There is a mutex held in one
> of the execution paths. That is why it can not be used directly in this atomic 
> context.
Yep, vgic_its_trigger_msi call is protected by the its->its_lock.

Thanks

Eric
>
>> + return ret;
>> +}
>> +
>> int kvm_vgic_setup_default_irq_routing(struct kvm *kvm)
>> {
>> struct kvm_irq_routing_entry *entries;
>
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