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SubjectRe: [External Email] Re: [PATCH v1 0/2] virtio-mmio: support multiple interrupt vectors
On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 4:39 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 11:22:02AM +0800, 李菲 wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 11:14 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:31:33PM +0800, Fei Li wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > This patch series implements multiple interrupt vectors support for
> > > > virtio-mmio device. This is especially useful for multiqueue vhost-net
> > > > device when using firecracker micro-vms as the guest.
> > > >
> > > > Test result:
> > > > With 8 vcpus & 8 net queues set, one vhost-net device with 8 irqs can
> > > > receive 9 times more pps comparing with only one irq:
> > > > - 564830.38 rxpck/s for 8 irqs on
> > > > - 67665.06 rxpck/s for 1 irq on
> > > >
> > > > Please help to review, thanks!
> > > >
> > > > Have a nice day
> > > > Fei
> > >
> > >
> > > Interesting. The spec says though:
> > >
> > > 4.2.3.4
> > > Notifications From The Device
> > > The memory mapped virtio device is using a single, dedicated interrupt signal, which is asserted when at
> > > least one of the bits described in the description of InterruptStatus is set. This is how the device sends a
> > > used buffer notification or a configuration change notification to the device.
> > >
> > Yes, the spec needs to be updated if we want to use mult-irqs.
> > >
> > > So I'm guessing we need to change the host/guest interface?
> > Just to confirm, does the "the host/guest interface" you mentioned mean how to
> > pass the irq information from the user space tool to guest kernel?
> > In this patch, we do this by passing the [irq_start, irq_end]
> > interface via setting guest
> > kernel command line, that is done in vm_cmdline_set().
> > Also there is another way to do this: add two new registers describing irq info
> > (irq_start & irq_end OR irq_start & irq_numbers) to the virtio config space.
> >
> > Which one do you prefer?
>
> I'm not sure - so far irq was passed on the command line, right?
Yes.
>
> The first step in implementing any spec change would be to update qemu
> code to virtio 1. Which is not a huge project but so far no one
> bothered.
Emm, actually I only did the test with using firecracker to start a
micro-vm, but without qemu.
To be honest, the reason why implementing multi-irq on virtio-mmio is
mainly because the
current firecracker using virtio-mmio device and it has no pci thing,
thus no msi/msix to
handle the interruptions.
On the other hand, considering pci is well supported in qemu, I am
wondering whether we
still need this. If needed, we would like to do this. :)

Have a nice day, thanks
Fei
>
>
> > > If true pls cc virtio-dev.
> > Sure.
> > >
> > > Also, do we need to update dt bindings documentation?
> > You mean the following doc? Sure. :)
> > https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/virtio/mmio.txt
> >
> > Thanks for the review!
> >
> > Have a nice day
> > Fei
> >
> >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Fam Zheng (1):
> > > > virtio-mmio: Process vrings more proactively
> > > >
> > > > Fei Li (1):
> > > > virtio-mmio: support multiple interrupt vectors
> > > >
> > > > drivers/virtio/virtio_mmio.c | 238 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
> > > > 1 file changed, 196 insertions(+), 42 deletions(-)
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > 2.11.0

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