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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/3] genirq/vfio: Introduce update_irq_devid and optimize VFIO irq ops
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在 2019/8/20 下午11:22, Alex Williamson 写道:
> On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:03:50 +0800
> luoben <luoben@linux.alibaba.com> wrote:
>
>> 在 2019/8/20 上午4:51, Alex Williamson 写道:
>>> On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:02:58 +0800
>>> Ben Luo <luoben@linux.alibaba.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Currently, VFIO takes a lot of free-then-request-irq actions whenever
>>>> a VM (with device passthru via VFIO) sets irq affinity or mask/unmask
>>>> irq. Those actions only change the cookie data of irqaction or even
>>>> change nothing. The free-then-request-irq not only adds more latency,
>>>> but also increases the risk of losing interrupt, which may lead to a
>>>> VM hung forever in waiting for IO completion
>>> What guest environment is generating this? Typically I don't see that
>>> Windows or Linux guests bounce the interrupt configuration much.
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Alex
>> By tracing centos5u8 on host, I found it keep masking and unmasking
>> interrupt like this:
>>
>> [1566032533709879] index:28 irte_hi:000000010004a601
>> irte_lo:adb54bc000b98001
>> [1566032533711242] index:28 irte_hi:0000000000000000
>> irte_lo:0000000000000000
>> [1566032533711258] index:28 irte_hi:000000000004a601
>> irte_lo:00003fff00ac002d
>> [1566032533711269] index:28 irte_hi:000000000004a601
>> irte_lo:00003fff00ac002d
> [snip]
>> "[1566032533720007]" is timestamp in μs, so centos5u8 tiggers 30+ irte
>> modification within 10ms
> Ok, that matches my understanding that only very old guests behave in
> this manner. It's a curious case to optimize as RHEL5 is in extended
> life-cycle support, with regular maintenance releases ending 2+ years
> ago. Thanks,
>
> Alex

But repeatedly set interrupt affinity in a new version guest can also
cause the problem.


Thanks,

    Ben

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