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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4][RFC v2] x86/apic: Spread the vectors by choosing the idlest CPU
On Wed, 6 Sep 2017, Dan Williams wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 11:15 PM, Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 12:13:38PM +0800, Yu Chen wrote:
> >> I agree, the driver could be rewritten, but it might take some time, so
> >> meanwhile I'm looking at also other possible optimization.
> >
> > Which driver are we talking about anyway? Let's start looking at it
> > and fix the issue there.
>
> As far as I understand, it's already fixed there:
>
> commit 7c9ae7f053e9e896c24fd23595ba369a5fe322e1

-ENOSUCHCOMMIT

> Author: Carolyn Wyborny <carolyn.wyborny@intel.com>
> Date: Tue Jun 20 15:16:53 2017 -0700
>
> i40e: Fix for trace found with S4 state
>
> This patch fixes a problem found in systems when entering
> S4 state. This patch fixes the problem by ensuring that
> the misc vector's IRQ is disabled as well. Without this
> patch a stack trace can be seen upon entering S4 state.
>
> However this seems like something that should be handled generically
> in the irq-core especially since commit c5cb83bb337c
> "genirq/cpuhotplug: Handle managed IRQs on CPU hotplug" was headed in
> that direction. It's otherwise non-obvious when a driver needs to
> release and re-acquire interrupts or be reworked to use managed
> interrupts.

There are two problems here:

1) The driver allocates 300 interrupts and uses exactly 8 randomly chosen
ones.

2) It's not using the managed affinity mechanics, so the interrupts cannot
be sanely handled by the kernel, neither affinity wise nor at hotplug
time.

Thanks,

tglx

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