Re: [PART1 RFC v2 06/10] svm: Add interrupt injection via AVIC

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Mon Mar 14 2016 - 08:27:20 EST

On 14/03/2016 10:41, Suravee Suthikulpanit wrote:
>>>>>> + kvm_lapic_set_vector(vec, avic_get_bk_page_entry(svm,
>>>>>> APIC_IRR));
>>>> (I think that smp_mb here would make sense, even though we're fine now
>>>> thanks to re-checking vcpu->mode in kvm_vcpu_kick.
>>> Right, though only a smp_mb__after_atomic() is required (which is a
>>> compiler barrier). It is similarly required in vmx.
>> True, kvm_lapic_set_vector uses a lock prefix.
>> (I thought it behaves like atomic_set, which would require MFENCE for
>> correct ordering here ... I don't like smp_mb__after_atomic much
>> because of the discrepancy on some atomic operations.)
> So, should i just use smb_mb() in this case?

You should use smp_mb__after_atomic().