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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 54/77] ntb: Ensure number of MSIs on SNB is enough for the link interrupt
On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 09:50:57AM -0700, Jon Mason wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 05, 2013 at 11:43:04PM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 05:48:05PM -0700, Jon Mason wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 12:49:10PM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> > > > Signed-off-by: Alexander Gordeev <agordeev@redhat.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c | 2 +-
> > > > 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c b/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c
> > > > index de2062c..eccd5e5 100644
> > > > --- a/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c
> > > > +++ b/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c
> > > > @@ -1066,7 +1066,7 @@ static int ntb_setup_msix(struct ntb_device *ndev)
> > > > /* On SNB, the link interrupt is always tied to 4th vector. If
> > > > * we can't get all 4, then we can't use MSI-X.
> > > > */
> > > > - if (ndev->hw_type != BWD_HW) {
> > > > + if ((rc < SNB_MSIX_CNT) && (ndev->hw_type != BWD_HW)) {
> > >
> > > Nack, this check is unnecessary.
> >
> > If SNB can do more than SNB_MSIX_CNT MSI-Xs then this check is needed
> > to enable less than maximum MSI-Xs in case the maximum was not allocated.
> > Otherwise SNB will fallback to single MSI instead of multiple MSI-Xs.
>
> Per the comment in the code snippet above, "If we can't get all 4,
> then we can't use MSI-X". There is already a check to see if more
> than 4 were acquired. So it's not possible to hit this. Even if it
> was, don't use SNB_MSIX_CNT here (limits.msix_cnt is the preferred
> variable). Also, the "()" are unnecessary.

The changelog is definitely bogus. I meant here an improvement to the
existing scheme, not a conversion to the new one:

msix_entries = msix_table_size(val);

Getting i.e. 16 vectors here.

if (msix_entries > ndev->limits.msix_cnt) {
rc = -EINVAL;
goto err;
}

Upper limit check i.e. succeeds.

[...]

rc = pci_enable_msix(pdev, ndev->msix_entries, msix_entries);

pci_enable_msix() does not success and returns i.e. 8 here, should retry.

if (rc < 0)
goto err1;
if (rc > 0) {
/* On SNB, the link interrupt is always tied to 4th vector. If
* we can't get all 4, then we can't use MSI-X.
*/
if (ndev->hw_type != BWD_HW) {

On SNB bail out here, although could have continue with 8 vectors.
Can only use SNB_MSIX_CNT here, since limits.msix_cnt is the upper limit.

rc = -EIO;
goto err1;
}

[...]
}

--
Regards,
Alexander Gordeev
agordeev@redhat.com


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