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SubjectRe: [PATCH RT] ehea: make receive irq handler non-threaded (IRQF_NODELAY)
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On Thu, 2010-05-20 at 11:05 +0200, Jan-Bernd Themann wrote:
> Hi Thomas
>
> > Re: [PATCH RT] ehea: make receive irq handler non-threaded (IRQF_NODELAY)
> >
> > On Thu, 20 May 2010, Jan-Bernd Themann wrote:
> > > > > Thought more about that. The case at hand (ehea) is nasty:
> > > > >
> > > > > The driver does _NOT_ disable the rx interrupt in the card in the
> rx
> > > > > interrupt handler - for whatever reason.
> > > >
> > > > Yeah I saw that, but I don't know why it's written that way. Perhaps
> > > > Jan-Bernd or Doug will chime in and enlighten us? :)
> > >
> > > From our perspective there is no need to disable interrupts for the
> > > RX side as the chip does not fire further interrupts until we tell
> > > the chip to do so for a particular queue. We have multiple receive
> >
> > The traces tell a different story though:
> >
> > ehea_recv_irq_handler()
> > napi_reschedule()
> > eoi()
> > ehea_poll()
> > ...
> > ehea_recv_irq_handler() <---------------- ???
> > napi_reschedule()
> > ...
> > napi_complete()
> >
> > Can't tell whether you can see the same behaviour in mainline, but I
> > don't see a reason why not.
>
> Is this the same interrupt we are seeing here, or do we see a second other
> interrupt popping up on the same CPU? As I said, with multiple receive
> queues
> (if enabled) you can have multiple interrupts in parallel.

Same interrupt number (260). Per the trace data, the first
ehea_recv_irq_handler (at 117.904525) was on cpu 0, the second (at
117.904689) was on cpu 1.



<...>-2180 [000] 117.904525: .ehea_recv_irq_handler: ENTER 0 c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904527: .ehea_recv_irq_handler: napi_reschedule COMpleted c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904528: .ehea_recv_irq_handler: EXIT reschedule(1) 1 c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904529: .xics_unmask_irq: xics: unmask virq 260 772
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904547: .xics_unmask_irq: xics: unmask virq pre-xive 260 772 0 status:0 ff
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904586: .xics_unmask_irq: xics: unmask virq post-xive 260 772 0 D:11416 status:0 5
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904602: .handle_fasteoi_irq: 260 8004000
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904603: .xics_mask_irq: xics: mask virq 260 772
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904634: .xics_mask_real_irq: xics: before: mask_real 772 status:0 5
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904668: .xics_mask_real_irq: xics: after: mask_real 772 status:0 ff
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904669: .handle_fasteoi_irq: pre-action: 260 8004100
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904671: .handle_fasteoi_irq: post-action: 260 8004100
<...>-2180 [000] 117.904672: .handle_fasteoi_irq: exit. 260 8004000
<...>-7 [000] 117.904681: .ehea_poll: ENTER 1 c0000000e8bd08b0 poll_counter:0 force:0
<...>-7 [000] 117.904683: .ehea_proc_rwqes: ehea_check_cqe 0
<...>-2180 [001] 117.904689: .ehea_recv_irq_handler: ENTER 1 c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-7 [000] 117.904690: .ehea_proc_rwqes: ehea_check_cqe 0
<...>-2180 [001] 117.904691: .ehea_recv_irq_handler: napi_reschedule inCOMplete c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-2180 [001] 117.904692: .ehea_recv_irq_handler: EXIT reschedule(0) 1 c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-2180 [001] 117.904694: .xics_unmask_irq: xics: unmask virq 260 772
<...>-7 [000] 117.904702: .ehea_refill_rq2: ehea_refill_rq2
<...>-7 [000] 117.904703: .ehea_refill_rq_def: ehea_refill_rq_def
<...>-7 [000] 117.904704: .ehea_refill_rq3: ehea_refill_rq3
<...>-7 [000] 117.904705: .ehea_refill_rq_def: ehea_refill_rq_def
<...>-7 [000] 117.904706: .napi_complete: napi_complete: ENTER state: 1 c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-7 [000] 117.904707: .napi_complete: napi_complete: EXIT state: 0 c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-7 [000] 117.904710: .ehea_poll: EXIT !cqe rx(2). 0 c0000000e8bd08b0
<...>-2180 [001] 117.904719: .xics_unmask_irq: xics: unmask virq pre-xive 260 772 0 status:0 ff
<...>-2180 [001] 117.904761: .xics_unmask_irq: xics: unmask virq post-xive 260 772 0 D:12705 status:0 5




> Pleaes check if multiple queues are enabled. The following module parameter
> is used for that:
>
> MODULE_PARM_DESC(use_mcs, " 0:NAPI, 1:Multiple receive queues, Default = 0
> ");

No module parameters were used, should be plain old defaults.

>
> you should also see the number of used HEA interrupts in /proc/interrupts
>

256: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 XICS Level ehea_neq
259: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 XICS Level eth0-aff
260: 361965 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 XICS Level eth0-queue0




>
> >
> > > queues with an own interrupt each so that the interrupts can arrive
> > > on multiple CPUs in parallel. Interrupts are enabled again when we
> > > leave the NAPI Poll function for the corresponding receive queue.
> >
> > I can't see a piece of code which does that, but that's probably just
> > lack of detailed hardware knowledge on my side.
>
> If you mean the "re-enable" piece of code, it is not very obvious, you are
> right.
> Interrupts are only generated if a particular register for our completion
> queues
> is written. We do this in the following line:
>
> ehea_reset_cq_ep(pr->recv_cq);
> ehea_reset_cq_ep(pr->send_cq);
> ehea_reset_cq_n1(pr->recv_cq);
> ehea_reset_cq_n1(pr->send_cq);
>
> So this is in a way an indirect way to ask for interrupts when new
> completions were
> written to memory. We don't really disable/enable interrupts on the HEA
> chip itself.
>
> I think there are some mechanisms build in the HEA chip that should prevent
> that
> interrupts don't get lost. But that is something that is / was completely
> hidden from
> us, so my skill is very limited there.
>
> If more details are needed here we should involve the PHYP guys + eHEA HW
> guys if not
> already done. Did anyone already talk to them?
>
> Regards,
> Jan-Bernd
>




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