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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>,
	"Li, Shaohua" <shaohua.li@intel.com>,
	patches@x86-64.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [11/25] x86: default to physical mode on hotplug CPU kernels
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 04:13:02 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m1vei9ymkh.fsf@ebiederm.dsl.xmission.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070210115023.D19ED13DCE@wotan.suse.de> (Andi Kleen's message of "Sat, 10 Feb 2007 12:50:23 +0100 (CET)")

Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> writes:

> From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
>
> Default to physical mode on hotplug CPU kernels.  Furher simplify and clean up
> the APIC initialization code.

Where is the code that the subject describes?

I have two problems here.

- I don't see anything handling the hotplug case, and forcing us to
  physical mode.
- Ingo's other patch asserts that hotplug should be made to handle
  logical deliver mode.

With logical deliver mode the experimental evidence is that the
destination cpu is a hint, and you can arrive at a cpu that is not
in your cpu mask.  Now I only saw that problem on hyperthreaded cpus
but we didn't have the code enabled long enough to see it in other
cases.

Maybe if I can finish getting irq migration back into process context,
and someone verifies that the cpu disable in the hotplug path actually
disables the cpu/hyperthread instead of sitting in a hlt loop.  We
won't have a problem.  But broadcast ipis and irqs that don't go where
you tell them to are things we need to be very careful with.

Eric

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-11 11:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-10 11:50 [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [1/25] x86_64: Add __copy_from_user_nocache Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [2/25] x86_64: Make the NUMA hash function nodemap allocation Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [3/25] i386: Convert i386 PDA code to use %fs Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [4/25] x86: kernel-mode faults pollute current->thead Andi Kleen
2007-02-12  9:32   ` [patches] " Jan Beulich
2007-02-12 16:42     ` Jeff Dike
2007-02-12 17:01       ` Jan Beulich
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [5/25] i386: revert i386-fix-the-verify_quirk_intel_irqbalance Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [6/25] x86_64: revert x86_64-mm-add-genapic_force Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [7/25] x86: revert x86_64-mm-fix-the-irqbalance-quirk-for-e7320-e7520-e7525 Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [8/25] x86_64: optimize & fix APIC mode setup Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [9/25] x86_64: always use physical delivery mode on > 8 CPUs Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [10/25] x86_64: remove clustered APIC mode Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [11/25] x86: default to physical mode on hotplug CPU kernels Andi Kleen
2007-02-11 11:13   ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]
2007-02-12 22:36     ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-12 23:10       ` Eric W. Biederman
2007-02-12 23:51         ` Siddha, Suresh B
2007-02-12 23:43       ` Siddha, Suresh B
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [12/25] x86_64: x86_64-make-the-numa-hash-function-nodemap-allocation fix fix Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [13/25] i386: Fix a typo in an IRQ handler name Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [14/25] x86: Share what's shareable Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [15/25] i386: Only call unreachable_devices() when type 1 is available Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [16/25] i386: Detect and support the E7520 and the 945G/GZ/P/PL Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [17/25] i386: Reserve resources but only when we're sure about them Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [18/25] x86_64: Fix x86_64 ioremap base_address Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:58   ` Arjan van de Ven
2007-02-10 12:07     ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [19/25] x86: Reject a broken MCFG tables on Asus etc Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [20/25] x86_64: get rid of ARCH_HAVE_XTIME_LOCK Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [21/25] x86_64: a memcpy that tries to reduce cache pressure Andi Kleen
2007-02-12  9:57   ` [patches] " Jan Beulich
2007-02-12 10:25     ` Andi Kleen
2007-02-13 11:27   ` Eric Dumazet
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [22/25] x86_64: use memcpy_uncached_read() in RDMA interrupt handler to reduce packet loss Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [23/25] x86_64: improved iommu documentation Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [24/25] x86_64: do not always end the stack trace with ULONG_MAX Andi Kleen
2007-02-10 11:50 ` [PATCH 2.6.21 review I] [25/25] i386: arch/i386/kernel/e820.c should #include <asm/setup.h Andi Kleen

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