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Subject[GIT PULL] (xen) stable/irq.fairness, stable/irq.ween_of_nr_irqs for 2.6.39
Hey Linus,

This pull request is coming in a bit late b/c it utilizes a lot
of the functionality provided by "genirq: Make nr_irqs runtime expandable"
(e7bcecb7b1d29b9ad5af939149a945658620ca8f) and it makes sense to have
that patchset in first.


Please pull these two branches:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/konrad/xen.git stable/irq.fairness stable/irq.ween_of_nr_irqs

I tried doing it in one swoop and hit an extra commit error with
"static struct cpu_evtchn_s.." b/c that particular piece of code gets removed
by the stable/irq.ween_of_nr_irqs code.

If you do it with two git pulls it works out nicely with just one conflict.
#linux-next has already hit this and Stephen is carrying a fix for that.
To make it easier to see I've put the merge and the conflict resolution in the
for-2.6.39/irq.phase.two branch for visulization.


Back to the description.

#stable/irq.fairness is based off stable/irq.cleanup (which you pulled on Monday)

.. which allows the event nr->IRQ dispatch code to go round-robin across the events.
Previously it would always start at zero causing starvation issues when there were lots
of guests running. With this patchset we go fairly across the full spectrum of events
and execute in a fair fashion the IRQ handlers that are tied in with the event channel.

#stable/irq.ween_of_nr_irqs is also based off stable/irq.cleanup

.. and it does a nice job of cleaning up the IRQ code further and collapsing a lot
functionality in common code. It also allows us now to grow dynamically
the IRQ limit by using Thomas's "genirq: Make nr_irqs runtime expandable"
functionality. Really neat!

The diffstat:

arch/x86/pci/xen.c | 41 ++++--
drivers/xen/events.c | 439 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------
include/xen/events.h | 24 ++--
3 files changed, 300 insertions(+), 204 deletions(-)

And the full log:

Ian Campbell (16):
xen: events: Make last processed event channel a per-cpu variable.
xen: events: separate two unrelated halves of if condition
xen: events: simplify comment
xen: events: fix xen_map_pirq_gsi error return
xen: events: remove unused public functions
xen: events: rename restore_cpu_pirqs -> restore_pirqs
xen: events: refactor GSI pirq bindings functions
xen: events: use per-cpu variable for cpu_evtchn_mask
xen: events: turn irq_info constructors into initialiser functions
xen: events: push setup of irq<->{evtchn,ipi,virq,pirq} maps into irq_info init functions
xen: events: maintain a list of Xen interrupts
xen: events: dynamically allocate irq info structures
xen: events: remove use of nr_irqs as upper bound on number of pirqs
xen: events: do not workaround too-small nr_irqs
xen: events: propagate irq allocation failure instead of panicking
xen: events: correct locking in xen_irq_from_pirq

Keir Fraser (3):
xen: events: Clean up round-robin evtchn scan.
xen: events: Make round-robin scan fairer by snapshotting each l2 word once only
xen: events: Remove redundant clear of l2i at end of round-robin loop

Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk (1):
xen: events: Fix compile error if CONFIG_SMP is not defined.

Scott Rixner (1):
xen: events: Process event channels notifications in round-robin order.



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