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SubjectRe: [virtio-dev] Re: [PATCH v2 4/5] virtio-mmio: add MSI interrupt feature support
On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 11:35:43AM +0800, Liu, Jing2 wrote:
>
> On 2/11/2020 11:17 AM, Jason Wang wrote:
> >
> > On 2020/2/10 下午5:05, Zha Bin wrote:
> > > From: Liu Jiang<gerry@linux.alibaba.com>
> > >
> > > Userspace VMMs (e.g. Qemu microvm, Firecracker) take advantage of using
> > > virtio over mmio devices as a lightweight machine model for modern
> > > cloud. The standard virtio over MMIO transport layer only supports one
> > > legacy interrupt, which is much heavier than virtio over PCI transport
> > > layer using MSI. Legacy interrupt has long work path and causes specific
> > > VMExits in following cases, which would considerably slow down the
> > > performance:
> > >
> > > 1) read interrupt status register
> > > 2) update interrupt status register
> > > 3) write IOAPIC EOI register
> > >
> > > We proposed to add MSI support for virtio over MMIO via new feature
> > > bit VIRTIO_F_MMIO_MSI[1] which increases the interrupt performance.
> > >
> > > With the VIRTIO_F_MMIO_MSI feature bit supported, the virtio-mmio MSI
> > > uses msi_sharing[1] to indicate the event and vector mapping.
> > > Bit 1 is 0: device uses non-sharing and fixed vector per event mapping.
> > > Bit 1 is 1: device uses sharing mode and dynamic mapping.
> >
> >
> > I believe dynamic mapping should cover the case of fixed vector?
> >
> Actually this bit *aims* for msi sharing or msi non-sharing.
>
> It means, when msi sharing bit is 1, device doesn't want vector per queue
>
> (it wants msi vector sharing as name) and doesn't want a high interrupt
> rate.
>
> So driver turns to !per_vq_vectors and has to do dynamical mapping.
>
> So they are opposite not superset.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jing

what's the point of all this flexibility? the cover letter
complains about the code size of pci, then you go back
and add a ton of options with no justification.



>
> > Thanks
> >
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