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SubjectRe: [PATCH] irqchip/sifive-plic: allow many cores to handle IRQs
Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com> 於 2020年4月26日 週日 下午11:35寫道:
>
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 11:21 PM Anup Patel <anup@brainfault.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 8:42 PM Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 9:38 PM Anup Patel <anup@brainfault.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > +Mark Z
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 6:49 PM Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 8:47 PM Anup Patel <anup@brainfault.org> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 4:37 PM Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Currently, driver forces the IRQs to be handled by only one core. This
> > > > > > > patch provides the way to enable others cores to handle IRQs if needed,
> > > > > > > so users could decide how many cores they wanted on default by boot
> > > > > > > argument.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Use 'irqaffinity' boot argument to determine affinity. If there is no
> > > > > > > irqaffinity in dts or kernel configuration, use irq default affinity,
> > > > > > > so all harts would try to claim IRQ.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > For example, add irqaffinity=0 in chosen node to set irq affinity to
> > > > > > > hart 0. It also supports more than one harts to handle irq, such as set
> > > > > > > irqaffinity=0,3,4.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > You can change IRQ affinity from user-space using procfs. For example,
> > > > > > > you can make CPU0 and CPU2 serve IRQ together by the following command:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > echo 4 > /proc/irq/<x>/smp_affinity
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com>
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > drivers/irqchip/irq-sifive-plic.c | 21 +++++++--------------
> > > > > > > 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > diff --git a/drivers/irqchip/irq-sifive-plic.c b/drivers/irqchip/irq-sifive-plic.c
> > > > > > > index d0a71febdadc..bc1440d54185 100644
> > > > > > > --- a/drivers/irqchip/irq-sifive-plic.c
> > > > > > > +++ b/drivers/irqchip/irq-sifive-plic.c
> > > > > > > @@ -111,15 +111,12 @@ static inline void plic_irq_toggle(const struct cpumask *mask,
> > > > > > > static void plic_irq_unmask(struct irq_data *d)
> > > > > > > {
> > > > > > > struct cpumask amask;
> > > > > > > - unsigned int cpu;
> > > > > > > struct plic_priv *priv = irq_get_chip_data(d->irq);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > cpumask_and(&amask, &priv->lmask, cpu_online_mask);
> > > > > > > - cpu = cpumask_any_and(irq_data_get_affinity_mask(d),
> > > > > > > - &amask);
> > > > > > > - if (WARN_ON_ONCE(cpu >= nr_cpu_ids))
> > > > > > > - return;
> > > > > > > - plic_irq_toggle(cpumask_of(cpu), d, 1);
> > > > > > > + cpumask_and(&amask, &amask, irq_data_get_affinity_mask(d));
> > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > + plic_irq_toggle(&amask, d, 1);
> > > > > > > }
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > static void plic_irq_mask(struct irq_data *d)
> > > > > > > @@ -133,24 +130,20 @@ static void plic_irq_mask(struct irq_data *d)
> > > > > > > static int plic_set_affinity(struct irq_data *d,
> > > > > > > const struct cpumask *mask_val, bool force)
> > > > > > > {
> > > > > > > - unsigned int cpu;
> > > > > > > struct cpumask amask;
> > > > > > > struct plic_priv *priv = irq_get_chip_data(d->irq);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > cpumask_and(&amask, &priv->lmask, mask_val);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > if (force)
> > > > > > > - cpu = cpumask_first(&amask);
> > > > > > > + cpumask_copy(&amask, mask_val);
> > > > > > > else
> > > > > > > - cpu = cpumask_any_and(&amask, cpu_online_mask);
> > > > > > > -
> > > > > > > - if (cpu >= nr_cpu_ids)
> > > > > > > - return -EINVAL;
> > > > > > > + cpumask_and(&amask, &amask, cpu_online_mask);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > plic_irq_toggle(&priv->lmask, d, 0);
> > > > > > > - plic_irq_toggle(cpumask_of(cpu), d, 1);
> > > > > > > + plic_irq_toggle(&amask, d, 1);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > - irq_data_update_effective_affinity(d, cpumask_of(cpu));
> > > > > > > + irq_data_update_effective_affinity(d, &amask);
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > return IRQ_SET_MASK_OK_DONE;
> > > > > > > }
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > 2.26.1
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I strongly oppose (NACK) this patch due to performance reasons.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > In PLIC, if we enable an IRQ X for N CPUs then when IRQ X occurs:
> > > > > > 1) All N CPUs will take interrupt
> > > > > > 2) All N CPUs will try to read PLIC CLAIM register
> > > > > > 3) Only one of the CPUs will see IRQ X using the CLAIM register
> > > > > > but other N - 1 CPUs will see no interrupt and return back to what
> > > > > > they were doing. In other words, N - 1 CPUs will just waste CPU
> > > > > > every time IRQ X occurs.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Example1, one Application doing heavy network traffic will
> > > > > > degrade performance of other applications because with every
> > > > > > network RX/TX interrupt N-1 CPUs will waste CPU trying to
> > > > > > process network interrupt.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Example1, one Application doing heavy MMC/SD traffic will
> > > > > > degrade performance of other applications because with every
> > > > > > SPI read/write interrupt N-1 CPUs will waste CPU trying to
> > > > > > process it.
> > > > > >

Hi Anup,

If there is a case that there are a lot of interrupts from a single
irq number coming very quickly, the first hart is still serving the
first interrupt and still in its top half so it doesn't enable
interrupt yet but the second interrupt is coming and waiting, only the
rest of the harts can serve it. If they are masked, the interrupt
won't be able to be served it right away. In this case, I think this
patch can get better performance. Maybe we can still keep this patch
for user to define their usage in his case?

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