lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2017]   [Sep]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
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 Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 10:59 PM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> >> commit 7c9ae7f053e9e896c24fd23595ba369a5fe322e1
> >
> > -ENOSUCHCOMMIT
>
> Sorry, that's still pending in -next.

Ok.

> >> 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.

Btw. This changelog is pretty useless.....

> >> 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.
>
> Ok, this driver is an obvious candidate, but is there a general
> guideline of when a driver must use affinity management? Should we be
> emitting a message when a driver exceeds a certain threshold of
> unmanaged interrupts to flag this in the future?

I guess everything which uses multi queues and therefor allocates 8+
vectors is something which falls into that category.

Aside of that, drivers should be sane in terms of allocations. Allocating
metric tons of interrupts for nothing is not really a sign of a proper
thought out resource management.

Thanks,

tglx

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2017-09-07 09:00    [W:0.053 / U:1.248 seconds]
©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site