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Re: [Xen-devel] [xen-unstable] Commit 2ca9fbd739b8a72b16dd790d0fff7b75f5488fb8 AMD IOMMU: allocate IRTE entries instead of using a static mapping, makes dom0 boot process stall several times.

Friday, August 16, 2013, 3:15:50 PM, you wrote:

>>>> On 16.08.13 at 12:44, Sander Eikelenboom <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Friday, August 16, 2013, 11:18:56 AM, you wrote:
>>>>>> On 16.08.13 at 10:40, Sander Eikelenboom <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Hmm only the "no-cpuidle" is needed (cpufreq=xen can stay) to make the 
>>>> stalls 
>>>> disappear,
>>>> but makes me wonder how that is related to the commit the bisection found 
>>>> ..
>>>> machine has been running with cpuidle enabled for ages ..
>>> That's odd indeed. If you're up to do a little bit of debugging here,
>>> why don't you log the sequence of interrupts arriving both with
>>> and without said commit. This might end up being a lot of data, so
>>> you may want to filter out uninteresting stuff and/or log only to
>>> a memory buffer which then gets dumped upon some debug key
>>> press.
>> Hmm making said debug patch is getting probably a bit out of my league ..
>> since the generated interrupts will probably outpace flushing to the 
>> console.
>> And i'm not sure in what things you are actually interested around the irq 
>> flow (probably the hpet msi ones ?).

> No, much more the ones from the devices that you say the drivers
> of which cause the stalls while initializing. The question mainly is
> whether the distribution of interrupts between CPUs changed in a
> way that made the system more susceptible to missing wakeups
> via HPET MSIs.

> Along that lines was also the question regarding interrupt counts
> for the devices in question, which if I'm not mistaken you didn't
> answer yet.

I don't see any shocking differences, /proc/interrupts attached.

> Jan

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