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SubjectRe: [kvm-devel] [PATCH 3/3] virtio PCI device
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Anthony Liguori wrote:
> This is a PCI device that implements a transport for virtio. It allows virtio
> devices to be used by QEMU based VMMs like KVM or Xen.
>
> ....
>
While it's a little premature, we can start thinking of irq path
improvements.
The current patch acks a private isr and afterwards apic eoi will also
be hit since its
a level trig irq. This means 2 vmexits per irq.
We can start with regular pci irqs and move afterwards to msi.
Some other ugly hack options [we're better use msi]:
- Read the eoi directly from apic and save the first private isr ack
- Convert the specific irq line to edge triggered and dont share it
What do you guys think?
> +/* A small wrapper to also acknowledge the interrupt when it's handled.
> + * I really need an EIO hook for the vring so I can ack the interrupt once we
> + * know that we'll be handling the IRQ but before we invoke the callback since
> + * the callback may notify the host which results in the host attempting to
> + * raise an interrupt that we would then mask once we acknowledged the
> + * interrupt. */
> +static irqreturn_t vp_interrupt(int irq, void *opaque)
> +{
> + struct virtio_pci_device *vp_dev = opaque;
> + struct virtio_pci_vq_info *info;
> + irqreturn_t ret = IRQ_NONE;
> + u8 isr;
> +
> + /* reading the ISR has the effect of also clearing it so it's very
> + * important to save off the value. */
> + isr = ioread8(vp_dev->ioaddr + VIRTIO_PCI_ISR);
> +
> + /* It's definitely not us if the ISR was not high */
> + if (!isr)
> + return IRQ_NONE;
> +
> + spin_lock(&vp_dev->lock);
> + list_for_each_entry(info, &vp_dev->virtqueues, node) {
> + if (vring_interrupt(irq, info->vq) == IRQ_HANDLED)
> + ret = IRQ_HANDLED;
> + }
> + spin_unlock(&vp_dev->lock);
> +
> + return ret;
> +}
>

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