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SubjectRe: [KVM PATCH 1/2] KVM: Directly inject interrupts via irqfd
On 10/21/2009 05:42 PM, Gregory Haskins wrote:
> I believe Avi, Michael, et. al. were in agreement with me on that design
> choice. I believe the reason is that there is no good way to do EOI/ACK
> feedback within the constraints of an eventfd pipe which would be
> required for the legacy pin-type interrupts. Therefore, we won't even
> bother trying. High-performance subsystems will use irqfd/msi, and
> legacy emulation can use the existing injection code (which includes the
> necessary feedback for ack/eoi).
>
>

Right. But we don't actually prevent anyone using non-msi with irqfd,
which can trigger the bad lock usage from irq context, with a nice boom
afterwards. So we need to either prevent it during registration, or to
gracefully handle it afterwards.

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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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