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Re: [Xen-devel] LWP Interrupt Handler

On 29/03/2012 23:54, "Wei Huang" <wei.huang2@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> How about the approach in attached patches? A interrupt handler is
> registered at vector 0xf6 as a delegate for guest VM. Guest VCPU can
> register interrupt handler to receive notification. I will prepare
> formal ones after receiving your comments.

Ugh, no, these ad-hoc dynamically-registered subhandlers are getting beyond
the pale. Therefore, I've just spent half hour routing all our interrupts,
even the direct APIC ones, through do_IRQ(), and now allow everything to be
dynamically allocated.

Please pull up to xen-unstable tip (>= 25113) and use
alloc_direct_apic_vector(). You can find a few callers of it that I added
myself, to give you an idea how to use it. In essence, you can call it from
your SVM-specific code, to allocate a vector for your irq handler. And you
can do it immediately before you poke the vector into your special MSR. You
can call alloc_direct_apic_vector() unconditionally -- it will deal with
ensuring the allocation happens only once.

 -- Keir

> Thanks,
> -Wei
> On 03/25/2012 07:08 PM, Zhang, Xiantao wrote:
>> Please make sure the per-cpu vector is considered in your case.  For CPU's
>> built-in event, it always happens on all cpus,  but IRQ-based events may only
>> happen on some special cpus which are determined by apic's mode.
>> Xiantao
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-devel-
>>> bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Keir Fraser
>>> Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 6:50 AM
>>> To: wei.huang2@xxxxxxx; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Jan Beulich
>>> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] LWP Interrupt Handler
>>> On 23/03/2012 22:03, "Wei Huang"<wei.huang2@xxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>>> I am adding interrupt support for LWP, whose spec is available at
>>>> http://support.amd.com/us/Processor_TechDocs/43724.pdf. Basically OS
>>>> can specify an interrupt vector in LWP_CFG MSR; the interrupt will be
>>>> triggered when event buffer overflows. For HVM guests, I want to
>>>> re-inject this interrupt back into the guest VM. Here is one idea
>>>> similar to virtualized PMU: It first registers a special interrupt
>>>> handler (say on vector 0xf6) using set_intr_gate(). When triggered,
>>>> this handler injects an IRQ (with vector copied from LWP_CFG) into
>>>> guest VM via virtual local APIC. This worked from my test.
>>>> But adding a interrupt handler seems to be an overkill. Is there any
>>>> better way to create a dummy interrupt receiver on be-behalf of guest
>>>> VMs? I also looked into IRQ and MSI solutions inside Xen. But most of
>>>> them assume that interrupts are from physical device (but not in this
>>>> LWP case, where interrupt is initiated from CPU itself); so they don't
>>>> fit very well.
>>> I think just allocating a vector is fine. If we get too many we could move
>>> to
>>> dynamic allocation of them.
>>>   -- Keir
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> -Wei
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