Re: [PATCH] irqchip, gicv3-its, numa: Workaround for Cavium ThunderX erratum 23144

From: Marc Zyngier
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 - 09:47:18 EST

On 24/08/15 14:27, Ganapatrao Kulkarni wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 6:15 PM, Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>>>>> static void its_enable_cavium_thunderx(void *data)
>>>>> {
>>>>> - struct its_node *its = data;
>>>>> + struct its_node __maybe_unused *its = data;
>>>>> - its->flags |= ITS_FLAGS_CAVIUM_THUNDERX;
>>>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_CAVIUM_ERRATUM_22375
>>>>> + its->flags |= ITS_WORKAROUND_CAVIUM_22375;
>>>>> + pr_info("ITS: Enabling workaround for 22375, 24313\n");
>>>>> +#endif
>>>>> +
>>>>> +#ifdef CONFIG_CAVIUM_ERRATUM_23144
>>>>> + if (num_possible_nodes() > 1) {
>>>>> + its->numa_node = its_get_node_thunderx(its);
>>>> I'd rather see numa_node being always initialized to something useful.
>>>> If you're adding numa support, why can't this be initialized via
>>>> standard topology bindings?
>>> IIUC, topology defines only cpu topology.
>> Well, welcome to a much more complex system where both your CPUs and
>> your IOs have some degree of affinity. This needs to be described
>> properly, and not hacked on the side.
> ok, will add description for the function.

I sense that you misunderstood what I meant. What I'd like to see is
some topology information coming from DT, showing the relationship
between a device (your ITS) and a given node (your socket). This can
then be used from two purposes:

- find the optimal affinity for a MSI so that it doesn't default to a
foreign node (a reasonable performance expectation),
- work around implementation bugs where an LPI cannot be routed to a
redistributor that is on a foreign node.

I really don't feel like adding a hack just for the second point, and
I'd rather get the big picture right so that your workaround is just a
special case of the generic one.


Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...
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