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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] kvm: Extend irqfd to support level interrupts
On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 03:59:27PM -0600, Alex Williamson wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-06-24 at 18:49 +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 09:18:38AM -0600, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > > > > @@ -242,7 +299,8 @@ kvm_irqfd_assign(struct kvm *kvm, struct kvm_irqfd *args)
> > > > >
> > > > > ret = 0;
> > > > > list_for_each_entry(tmp, &kvm->irqfds.items, list) {
> > > > > - if (irqfd->eventfd != tmp->eventfd)
> > > > > + if (irqfd->eventfd != tmp->eventfd &&
> > > > > + irqfd->eventfd != tmp->eoi_eventfd)
> > > > > continue;
> > > >
> > > > So we allow duplicate irqfd with differing eoifd (or edge-triggered and
> > > > level-triggered irqfd on the same context).
> > > >
> > > > (why the check in the first place? just so we can have a reliable
> > > > deassign or is it avoiding a deeper problem?)
> > >
> > > I really wasn't sure to what extent we wanted to prevent duplicates. My
> > > guess was that we don't want to have an irqfd trigger more than one
> > > thing. That seems to be what the current code does. I don't see any
> > > problems with multiple irqfds triggering the same eventfd though. I
> > > only added a test that a new irqfd can't be triggered by an existing
> > > eoi_eventfd as that could make a nasty loop.
> >
> > How would that make a loop? You can have the same thing
> > with e.g. ioeventfd - why isn't it a problem there?
>
> eoi_eventfd1 -> irqfd2 [eoi] eoi_eventfd2 -> irqfd1 [eoi] eoi_eventfd1 ->...

Sorry I don't understand.
What does this [eoi] mean? How is eoi eventfd different from ioeventfd?

>
> Yes, in reality we'd need to search fds from all the interfaces and come
> up with some grossly complicated truth table of what's allowed and
> what's not. The original code didn't go to that kind of extreme, so I
> just added something that seemed like a reasonable case
> we'd want to prevent. Thanks,
>
> Alex


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