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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] KVM: x86: Sync the pending Posted-Interrupts
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On 30/01/19 10:01, Kang, Luwei wrote:
>> This is not what I asked. You should instead do the check after pi_clear_sn.
>>
>
> I think the SN has been cleared here before test the bitmap.
> The SN will be set when the vCPU is schedule out. ID: 28b835d60fcc2498e717cf5e6f0c3691c24546f7
> But SN will be cleared when sched in.
>
> Another place is when vCPU run out of the vcpu_run() function:
> kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_run()
> vcpu_load(vcpu); -> kvm_arch_vcpu_load -> vmx_vcpu_load -> vmx_vcpu_pi_load -> new.sn = 0;
> vcpu_run(vcpu);
> for(;;)
> vcpu_put(vcpu); -> kvm_arch_vcpu_put -> vmx_vcpu_put -> vmx_vcpu_pi_put -> pi_set_sn()
> But SN will be cleared in vcpu_load() before back to vcpu_run()

Yes, but you're changing the wrong path. The patch is affecting _all_
vmentries, not just those after PID.SN has been cleared.

As I mentioned in the previous email, KVM relies on the SDM's invariant
that ON where PID.ON=1 whenever PID.PIR!=0. Invariants are your best
friend when dealing with complicated multi-processor code so I don't
want to change that.

It's the VT-d pi_clear_sn path that I want to be changed, because it's
VT-d and specifically SN that complicates the very simple definition in
the SDM. By modifying the pi_clear_sn path, you ensure the invariant is
respected and everyone is happy.

Paolo

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