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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@infradead.org>
Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, "Lu, Yinghai" <yinghai.lu@amd.com>,
	Natalie Protasevich <protasnb@gmail.com>, Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Subject: Re: What are the real ioapic rte programming constraints?
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 21:51:05 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m1r6swx9l2.fsf@ebiederm.dsl.xmission.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702111416220.24829@montezuma.fsmlabs.com> (Zwane Mwaikambo's message of "Sun, 11 Feb 2007 17:05:12 -0800 (PST)")

Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@infradead.org> writes:

> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>
>> > 2.15.2 PCI Express* Legacy INTx Support and Boot Interrupt
>> > http://download.intel.com/design/chipsets/datashts/30262802.pdf
>> 
>> Ouch.  And this kind of thing isn't exactly uncommon.
>> 
>> However if we have the irqs also disabled in the i8259 we should
>> be safe from actually receiving this interrupt (even if it generates
>> bus traffic), and when we enable the irq since it is level triggered  
>> we should still get an interrupt message.
>>
>> It isn't immediately obvious where the i8259 irq enable/disable
>> happens.  So i"m having trouble auditing that bit of code.
>>
>> Plus we can get very strange things like the irq number changing
>> and the sharing rules being different when going through the i8259.
>> So irqN may be irqM when going through the i8259.
>> 
>> As long as we aren't using anything on the i8259 including the timer
>> in ExtINT mode we can disable every interrupt pin and not worry about
>> interrupts from that source.
>
> We do the 8259 mask in setup_IO_APIC_irq. does anyone have access to an 
> E7520/E7320 system for testing?

I think I do, I need to double check. 

The thing is this logic is different in that it uses INTx instead of pins
but otherwise is quite standard for chipsets and their IOAPICs.  I'm not
at all certain this behavior is what the original concern was about.
The description is enough different you may have found a completely
different set of behavior we have to worry about.

Since the legacy/non legacy behavior is common invoked by the ioapic
mask bit working with just about any recent chipset should get a taste
of that.  But I will still try and dig up an E7520 and see what
happens.

Eric

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-12  4:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 71+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <200701221116.13154.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-01-22 17:14 ` System crash after "No irq handler for vector" linux 2.6.19 Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]   ` <200701231051.32945.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-01-23 12:18     ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]       ` <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701232052330.32111@baldios.it.pirelli.com>
2007-01-31  8:39         ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]           ` <200701311549.22512.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-01  5:56             ` [PATCH] x86_64: Survive having no irq mapping for a vector Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-01  5:59             ` System crash after "No irq handler for vector" linux 2.6.19 Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-01  7:20             ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]               ` <200702021848.55921.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-02 18:02                 ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]                   ` <200702021905.39922.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-02 18:32                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  0:31                     ` [PATCH 1/2] x86_64 irq: Simplfy __assign_irq_vector Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  0:35                       ` [PATCH 2/2] x86_64 irq: Handle irqs pending in IRR during irq migration Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  1:05                         ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  1:39                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  2:01                             ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-03  7:32                           ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-03  7:55                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03 14:31                               ` l.genoni
2007-02-03 10:01                         ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-03 10:22                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03 10:26                             ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-06  7:36                         ` Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06  8:57                           ` Eric W. Biederman
     [not found]                           ` <200702061012.25910.luigi.genoni@pirelli.com>
2007-02-06 22:05                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-06 22:16                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-06 22:25                             ` Ingo Molnar
2007-02-07  2:33                               ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-08 11:48                               ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-08 20:19                                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-09  6:40                                   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-10 23:52                                     ` What are the real ioapic rte programming constraints? Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-11  5:57                                       ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2007-02-11 10:20                                         ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-11 16:16                                           ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2007-02-11 22:01                                             ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-12  1:05                                               ` Zwane Mwaikambo
2007-02-12  4:51                                                 ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]
2007-02-23 10:51                                                   ` Conclusions from my investigation about ioapic programming Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:10                                                     ` [PATCH 0/14] x86_64 irq related fixes and cleanups Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:11                                                       ` [PATCH 01/14] x86_64 irq: Simplfy __assign_irq_vector Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:13                                                         ` [PATCH 02/14] irq: Remove set_native_irq_info Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:15                                                           ` [PATCH 03/14] x86_64 irq: Kill declaration of removed array, interrupt Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:16                                                             ` [PATCH 04/14] x86_64 irq: Remove the unused vector parameter from ioapic_register_intr Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:19                                                               ` [PATCH 05/14] x86_64 irq: Refactor setup_IO_APIC_irq Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:20                                                                 ` [PATCH 06/14] x86_64 irq: Simplfiy the set_affinity logic Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:23                                                                   ` [PATCH 07/14] x86_64 irq: In __DO_ACTION perform the FINAL action for every entry Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:26                                                                     ` [PATCH 08/14] x86_64 irq: Use NR_IRQS not NR_IRQ_VECTORS Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:32                                                                       ` [PATCH 09/14] x86_64 irq: Begin consolidating per_irq data in structures Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:35                                                                         ` [PATCH 10/14] x86_64 irq: Simplify assign_irq_vector's arguments Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:36                                                                           ` [PATCH 11/14] x86_64 irq: Remove unnecessary irq 0 setup Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:38                                                                             ` [PATCH 12/14] x86_64 irq: Add constants for the reserved IRQ vectors Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:40                                                                               ` [PATCH 13/14] x86_64 irq: Safely cleanup an irq after moving it Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 11:53                                                                                 ` Mika Penttilä
2007-02-25 12:09                                                                                   ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 11:46                                                                               ` [PATCH 14/14] genirq: Mask irqs when migrating them Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 12:01                                                                                 ` [PATCH] x86_64 irq: Document what works and why on ioapics Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-24  2:06                                                                                 ` [PATCH 14/14] genirq: Mask irqs when migrating them Siddha, Suresh B
2007-02-27 20:26                                                                                   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-27 20:41                                                                                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 10:43                                                                               ` [PATCH 12/14] x86_64 irq: Add constants for the reserved IRQ vectors Pavel Machek
2007-02-25 11:15                                                                                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 19:48                                                                                   ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-25 21:01                                                                                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-25 21:13                                                                                       ` Pavel Machek
2007-02-23 16:48                                                     ` Conclusions from my investigation about ioapic programming Jeff V. Merkey
2007-02-23 18:10                                                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-23 17:48                                                         ` Jeff V. Merkey
2007-02-24  4:05                                                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-24  5:44                                                             ` Jeffrey V. Merkey
2007-02-23 17:48                                                         ` Jeff V. Merkey
     [not found]                                           ` <32209efe0702111212j77f5011xe2430cb13c13686@mail.gmail.com>
2007-02-11 21:36                                             ` What are the real ioapic rte programming constraints? Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-03  9:50                       ` [PATCH 1/2] x86_64 irq: Simplfy __assign_irq_vector Andi Kleen
2007-02-03  0:40                     ` System crash after "No irq handler for vector" linux 2.6.19 Eric W. Biederman

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