On 10/16/07, Jeff Garzik <[email protected]> wrote:
> Yinghai Lu wrote:
> > On 10/15/07, Jeff Garzik <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> Manfred Spraul wrote:
> >>> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >>>> I think the scenario you outline is an illustration of the approach's
> >>>> fragility: disable_irq() is a heavy hammer that originated with INTx,
> >>>> and it relies on a chip-specific disable method (kernel/irq/manage.c)
> >>>> that practically guarantees behavior will vary across MSI/INTx/etc.
> >>> I checked the code: IRQ_DISABLE is implemented in software, i.e.
> >>> handle_level_irq() only calls handle_IRQ_event() [and then the nic irq
> >>> handler] if IRQ_DISABLE is not set.
> >>> OTHO: The last trace looks as if nv_do_nic_poll() is interrupted by an irq.
> >>> Perhaps something corrupts dev->irq? The irq is requested with
> >>> request_irq(np->pci_dev->irq, handler, IRQF_SHARED, dev->name, dev)
> >>> and disabled with
> >>> disable_irq_lockdep(dev->irq);
> >>> Someone around with a MSI capable board? The forcedeth driver does
> >>> dev->irq = pci_dev->irq
> >>> in nv_probe(), especially before pci_enable_msi().
> >>> Does pci_enable_msi() change pci_dev->irq? Then we would disable the
> >>> wrong interrupt....
> >> Remember, fundamentally MSI-X is a one-to-many relationship, when you
> >> consider a single PCI device might have multiple vectors.
> > msi-x is using other entry
> > if (np->msi_flags & NV_MSI_X_ENABLED)
> > enable_irq_lockdep(np->msi_x_entry[NV_MSI_X_VECTOR_ALL].vector);
> Correct, but the overall point was that MSI-X conceptually conflicts
> with the existing "lockless" disable_irq() schedule, which was written
> when there was a one-one relationship between irq, PCI device, and work
> to be done.
Can I use your new driver with RHEL 5 or RHEL 5.1?
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