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SubjectRe: [PATCH] msi: Immediately mask and unmask msi-x irqs.
On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 01:41:49AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> When we mask or unmask a msi-x irqs the writes may be posted because
> we are writing to memory mapped region. This means the mask and
> unmask don't happen immediately but at some unspecified time in the
> future. Which is out of sync with how the mask/unmask logic work
> for ioapic irqs.
>
> The practical result is that we get very subtle and hard to track down
> irq migration bugs.
>
> This patch performs a read flush after writes to the MSI-X table for mask
> and unmask operations. Since the SMP affinity is set while the interrupt
> is masked, and since it's unmasked immediately after, no additional flushes
> are required in the various affinity setting routines.

set_msi_irq_affinity() is already doing read_msi_msg(). So the mask operation
before this should atleast get flushed before we modify the irq destination
information.

With this patch however, unmask happens immediately.

> diff --git a/drivers/pci/msi.c b/drivers/pci/msi.c
> index ad33e01..435c195 100644
> --- a/drivers/pci/msi.c
> +++ b/drivers/pci/msi.c
> @@ -94,6 +94,7 @@ static void msi_set_mask_bit(unsigned int irq, int flag)
> int offset = entry->msi_attrib.entry_nr * PCI_MSIX_ENTRY_SIZE +
> PCI_MSIX_ENTRY_VECTOR_CTRL_OFFSET;
> writel(flag, entry->mask_base + offset);
> + readl(entry->mask_base + offset);

Don't we need the flush for the PCI_CAP_ID_MSI case aswell.

thanks,
suresh
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