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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/35] irqchip/gic-v4.1: VPE table (aka GICR_VPROPBASER) allocation
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On 2019/9/26 23:57, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 26/09/2019 16:19, Zenghui Yu wrote:
>> On 2019/9/25 22:41, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>>
>>> Indeed. The whole idea is that ITSs and RDs can share a vPE table if
>>> they are in the same affinity group (such as a socket, for example).
>>> This is what is missing from v4.0 where the ITS knows about vPEs, but
>>> doesn't know about residency. With that in place, the HW is able to do a
>>> lot more for us.
>>
>> Thanks for your education!
>>
>> I really want to know *how* does GICv4.1 ITS know about the vPE
>> residency (in hardware level)?
>
> Hey, I'm a SW guy, I don't design the hardware! ;-)
>
>> I can understand that Redistributor can easily achieve it by
>> VPENDBASER's Valid and vPEID field. And it's necessary for ITS to
>> know the residency so that it can determine whether it's appropriate
>> to trigger default doorbell for vPE. But I have no knowledge about
>> how can it be achieved in hardware details.
>
> My take is that the RD and the ITS can communicate over the shared
> table, hence my remark above about SVPET==0. But as I said, I'm not a HW
> guy.

;-) I should have asked our GIC engineers for these things.


Thanks,
zenghui

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