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SubjectRe: Is there a way to change irq numbers of pcie cards ?
On 06/02/2010 06:08 AM, Bert dd wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to change irq numbers of pcie cards ?
> I have a supermicro machine with 2 raid cards (lsi 9260-8i and lsi 9260-8e) and
> one nvidia GTX480 graphics card.
> The problem is that all these pcie cards are assigned the same irq number,
> and thus all the interrupts are routed to the same cpu which can not
> handle this.
> If I replace the nvidia GTX480 with an older graphics card(too old for
> our purposes (GTX295)), the graphics card gets a different irq number
> than the raid cards, the interrups of the graphics card are handled by
> a different cpu than those of the raid cards, and the read/write speed
> of the raid increases.
> I am reading/writing at 2.5 GB/s to the raid and I am uploading
> textures at 0.5 GB/s to the graphics hardware.
> Is there a way to change the irq numbers of the pcie cards ?
> I am using IOAPIC for interrupt routing.
> I am using ubuntu - kernel version 2.6.31-14-generic.

In general there's no way to change what interrupts get allocated to
what slots, unless the BIOS has a setting somewhere to change it.

If you can get MSI enabled for some of those cards, though, that should
prevent them from sharing interrupts. What driver are you using for the
nvidia cards? You can turn on MSI on the binary nvidia driver with the
NVreg_EnableMSI=1 module parameter..

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