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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4][RFC v2] x86/apic: Spread the vectors by choosing the idlest CPU
On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 10:46:17AM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 11:15 PM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 12:13:38PM +0800, Yu Chen wrote:
> >> I agree, the driver could be rewritten, but it might take some time, so
> >> meanwhile I'm looking at also other possible optimization.
> >
> > Which driver are we talking about anyway? Let's start looking at it
> > and fix the issue there.
> As far as I understand, it's already fixed there:
> commit 7c9ae7f053e9e896c24fd23595ba369a5fe322e1
> Author: Carolyn Wyborny <>
> Date: Tue Jun 20 15:16:53 2017 -0700
> i40e: Fix for trace found with S4 state
> This patch fixes a problem found in systems when entering
> S4 state. This patch fixes the problem by ensuring that
> the misc vector's IRQ is disabled as well. Without this
> patch a stack trace can be seen upon entering S4 state.
> However this seems like something that should be handled generically
> in the irq-core especially since commit c5cb83bb337c
> "genirq/cpuhotplug: Handle managed IRQs on CPU hotplug" was headed in
> that direction. It's otherwise non-obvious when a driver needs to
> release and re-acquire interrupts or be reworked to use managed
> interrupts.
Yes, thanks for the explaination! I did not notice this patch has
been merged already.
I'm using the normal CPU hotplug to reproduce the issue:


while [ $n -le 31 ]
echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu${n}/online
n=$(( n+1 ))


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