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SubjectRe: Question on handling managed IRQs when hotplugging CPUs
On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 03:09:28PM +0000, John Garry wrote:
> On 05/02/2019 14:52, Keith Busch wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 05:24:11AM -0800, John Garry wrote:
> > > On 04/02/2019 07:12, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Hannes,
> > >
> > > >
> > > > So, as the user then has to wait for the system to declars 'ready for
> > > > CPU remove', why can't we just disable the SQ and wait for all I/O to
> > > > complete?
> > > > We can make it more fine-grained by just waiting on all outstanding I/O
> > > > on that SQ to complete, but waiting for all I/O should be good as an
> > > > initial try.
> > > > With that we wouldn't need to fiddle with driver internals, and could
> > > > make it pretty generic.
> > >
> > > I don't fully understand this idea - specifically, at which layer would
> > > we be waiting for all the IO to complete?
> >
> > Whichever layer dispatched the IO to a CPU specific context should
> > be the one to wait for its completion. That should be blk-mq for most
> > block drivers.
>
> For SCSI devices, unfortunately not all IO sent to the HW originates from
> blk-mq or any other single entity.

Then they'll need to register their own CPU notifiers and handle the
ones they dispatched.

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