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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86, apic: Enable x2APIC physical when cpu < 256 native
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On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Youquan Song <youquan.song@intel.com> wrote:
> x2APIC extends APICID from 8 bits to 32 bits, but the device interrupt routed
> from IOAPIC or delivered in MSI mode will keep 8 bits destination APICID.
> In order to support x2APIC, the VT-d interrupt remapping is introduced to
> translate the destination APICID to 32 bits in x2APIC mode and keep the device
> compatible in this way.
>
> x2APIC support both logical and physical mode in destination mode.
> In logical destination mode, the 32 bits Logical APICID has 2 sub-fields:
> 16 bits cluster ID and 16 bits logical ID within the cluster and it is
> required VT-d interrupt remapping in x2APIC cluster mode.
> In physical destination mode, the 8 bits physical id is compatible with 32
> bits physical id when CPU number < 256.
> When interrupt remapping initialization fail on platform with CPU number < 256,
> current kernel only enables x2APIC physical mode in virutalization environment,
> while we also can enable x2APIC physcial mode in native kernel this situation,
> and the device interrupt will use 8 bits destination APICID in physical mode
> and be compatible with x2APIC physical when < 256 CPUs.
>
> So we can benefit from x2APIC vs xAPIC MMIO:
> - x2APIC MSR read/write is faster than xAPIC mmio
> - x2APIC only ICR write to deliver interrupt without polling ICR deliver
> status bit and xAPIC need poll to read ICR deliver status bit.
> - x2APIC 64 bits ICR access instead of xAPIC two 32 bits access.
>
> Signed-off-by: Youquan Song <youquan.song@intel.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c | 7 ++-----
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
> index 904611b..51a065a 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
> @@ -1603,11 +1603,8 @@ void __init enable_IR_x2apic(void)
> goto skip_x2apic;
>
> if (ret < 0) {
> - /* IR is required if there is APIC ID > 255 even when running
> - * under KVM
> - */
> - if (max_physical_apicid > 255 ||
> - !hypervisor_x2apic_available()) {
> + /* IR is required if there is APIC ID > 255 */
> + if (max_physical_apicid > 255) {
> if (x2apic_preenabled)
> disable_x2apic();
> goto skip_x2apic;

Those are kvm and xen related.

Add more Cc.

Yinghai


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