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From: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: linux-edac <linux-edac@vger.kernel.org>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>,
	Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>, Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>,
	Tomasz Nowicki <tomasz.nowicki@linaro.org>,
	"Chen, Gong" <gong.chen@linux.intel.com>,
	Wolfram Sang <wsa@the-dreams.de>, Lv Zheng <lv.zheng@intel.com>,
	Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>,
	linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 5/5] GHES: Make NMI handler have a single reader
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:45:53 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1504010941040.843@pobox.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1427448178-20689-6-git-send-email-bp@alien8.de>

On Fri, 27 Mar 2015, Borislav Petkov wrote:

> From: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
> 
> Since GHES sources are global, we theoretically need only a single CPU
> reading them per NMI instead of a thundering herd of CPUs waiting on a
> spinlock in NMI context for no reason at all.

I originally wasn't 100% sure whether GHES sources are global (i.e. if it 
really doesn't matter which CPU is reading the registers), but looking at 
the code more it actually seems that this is really the right thing to do.

Rationale: ghes_ioremap_pfn_nmi() always ioremaps() (exclusively) the page 
with the registers, performs apei_read() (which is ghes-source specific, 
but not CPU-specific) and unmaps the page again.

There is nothing that would make this CPU-specific. Adding Huang Ying (the 
original author of the code) to confirm this. Huang?

> Do that.

I think this should indeed be pushed forward. It fixes horrible spinlock 
contention on systems which are under NMI storm (such as when perf is 
active) unrelated to GHES.

Thanks,

-- 
Jiri Kosina
SUSE Labs

  reply	other threads:[~2015-04-01  7:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-27  9:22 [RFC PATCH 0/5] GHES NMI handler cleanup Borislav Petkov
2015-03-27  9:22 ` [RFC PATCH 1/5] GHES: Carve out error queueing in a separate function Borislav Petkov
2015-03-27  9:22 ` [RFC PATCH 2/5] GHES: Carve out the panic functionality Borislav Petkov
2015-03-27  9:22 ` [RFC PATCH 3/5] GHES: Panic right after detection Borislav Petkov
2015-03-27  9:22 ` [RFC PATCH 4/5] GHES: Elliminate double-loop in the NMI handler Borislav Petkov
2015-03-27  9:22 ` [RFC PATCH 5/5] GHES: Make NMI handler have a single reader Borislav Petkov
2015-04-01  7:45   ` Jiri Kosina [this message]
2015-04-01 13:49     ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-23  8:39       ` Jiri Kosina
2015-04-23  8:59         ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-23 18:00           ` Luck, Tony
2015-04-27 20:23             ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-28 14:30     ` Don Zickus
2015-04-28 14:42       ` Don Zickus
2015-04-28 14:55       ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-28 15:35         ` Don Zickus
2015-04-28 16:22           ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-28 18:44             ` Don Zickus
2015-05-04 15:40               ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-27  3:16   ` Zheng, Lv
2015-04-27  8:46     ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-28  0:44       ` Zheng, Lv
2015-04-28  2:24       ` Zheng, Lv
2015-04-28  7:38         ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-28 13:38   ` Zheng, Lv
2015-04-28 13:59     ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-29  0:24       ` Zheng, Lv
2015-04-29  0:49       ` Zheng, Lv
2015-04-29  8:13         ` Borislav Petkov
2015-04-30  8:05           ` Zheng, Lv
2015-04-30  8:48             ` Borislav Petkov
2015-05-02  0:34               ` Zheng, Lv

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