Re: [PATCH v1 0/2] virtio-mmio: support multiple interrupt vectors
From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 - 11:14:34 EST
On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:31:33PM +0800, Fei Li wrote:
> This patch series implements multiple interrupt vectors support for
> virtio-mmio device. This is especially useful for multiqueue vhost-net
> device when using firecracker micro-vms as the guest.
> Test result:
> With 8 vcpus & 8 net queues set, one vhost-net device with 8 irqs can
> receive 9 times more pps comparing with only one irq:
> - 564830.38 rxpck/s for 8 irqs on
> - 67665.06 rxpck/s for 1 irq on
> Please help to review, thanks!
> Have a nice day
Interesting. The spec says though:
Notifications From The Device
The memory mapped virtio device is using a single, dedicated interrupt signal, which is asserted when at
least one of the bits described in the description of InterruptStatus is set. This is how the device sends a
used buffer notification or a configuration change notification to the device.
So I'm guessing we need to change the host/guest interface?
If true pls cc virtio-dev.
Also, do we need to update dt bindings documentation?
> Fam Zheng (1):
> virtio-mmio: Process vrings more proactively
> Fei Li (1):
> virtio-mmio: support multiple interrupt vectors
> drivers/virtio/virtio_mmio.c | 238 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
> 1 file changed, 196 insertions(+), 42 deletions(-)