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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] enable x2APIC without interrupt remapping under KVM
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On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 08:10 -0700, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 07:58:39AM -0700, Suresh Siddha wrote:
> > Thinking more, probably we shouldn't remove this dependency. This might
> > encourage people (knowingly or unknowingly) to enable x2apic without
> > interrupt-remapping. Can we remove this? KVM mode will still work even
> > if we fail to enable interrupt-remapping. So this shouldn't be an issue,
> > correct?
> >
> Yes, KVM will still work. I don't have strong fillings one way or the
> other, but why mandate an option that is no longer mandatory. What
> others think?

Only under the presence of KVM we are breaking this dependency. And
typically the same kernel runs natively and under the presence of kvm
correct. So thats why we shouldn't break this dependency.


> > > ioapic_entries = alloc_ioapic_entries();
> > > if (!ioapic_entries) {
> > > - pr_info("Allocate ioapic_entries failed: %d\n", ret);
> > > - goto end;
> > > + pr_info("Allocate ioapic_entries failed\n");
> > > + return;
> >
> >
> > We should go to ir_failed ..
> Why? There is not more ir_failed.

oops. Not literally. We should goto the point where we should report the
x2apic or ir enabling failed and check for x2apic pre-enabled etc at the
end.



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