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Re: [PATCH RFC 54/77] ntb: Ensure number of MSIs on SNB is enough for th

To: Alexander Gordeev <agordeev@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 54/77] ntb: Ensure number of MSIs on SNB is enough for the link interrupt
From: Jon Mason <jon.mason@intel.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:31:18 -0700
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On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 08:38:45PM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 09:50:57AM -0700, Jon Mason wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 05, 2013 at 11:43:04PM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 05:48:05PM -0700, Jon Mason wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 12:49:10PM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Alexander Gordeev <agordeev@redhat.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > >  drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c |    2 +-
> > > > >  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> > > > > 
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c b/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c
> > > > > index de2062c..eccd5e5 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c
> > > > > @@ -1066,7 +1066,7 @@ static int ntb_setup_msix(struct ntb_device 
> > > > > *ndev)
> > > > >               /* On SNB, the link interrupt is always tied to 4th 
> > > > > vector.  If
> > > > >                * we can't get all 4, then we can't use MSI-X.
> > > > >                */
> > > > > -             if (ndev->hw_type != BWD_HW) {
> > > > > +             if ((rc < SNB_MSIX_CNT) && (ndev->hw_type != BWD_HW)) {
> > > > 
> > > > Nack, this check is unnecessary.
> > > 
> > > If SNB can do more than SNB_MSIX_CNT MSI-Xs then this check is needed
> > > to enable less than maximum MSI-Xs in case the maximum was not allocated.
> > > Otherwise SNB will fallback to single MSI instead of multiple MSI-Xs.
> > 
> > Per the comment in the code snippet above, "If we can't get all 4,
> > then we can't use MSI-X".  There is already a check to see if more
> > than 4 were acquired.  So it's not possible to hit this.  Even if it
> > was, don't use SNB_MSIX_CNT here (limits.msix_cnt is the preferred
> > variable).  Also, the "()" are unnecessary.
> 
> The changelog is definitely bogus. I meant here an improvement to the
> existing scheme, not a conversion to the new one:
> 
>       msix_entries = msix_table_size(val);
> 
> Getting i.e. 16 vectors here.
> 
>       if (msix_entries > ndev->limits.msix_cnt) {

On SNB HW, limits.msix_cnt is set to SNB_MSIX_CNT (4)
http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/ntb/ntb_hw.c#L558

>               rc = -EINVAL;
>               goto err;
>       }
> 
> Upper limit check i.e. succeeds.
> 
>       [...]
> 
>       rc = pci_enable_msix(pdev, ndev->msix_entries, msix_entries);
> 
> pci_enable_msix() does not success and returns i.e. 8 here, should retry.

Per the above, since our upper bound is 4.  We will either have this
return 0 for all 4 or a number between 1 and 3 (or an error, but
that's not relevant to this discussion).

>       if (rc < 0)
>               goto err1;
>       if (rc > 0) {
>               /* On SNB, the link interrupt is always tied to 4th vector.  If
>                * we can't get all 4, then we can't use MSI-X.
>                */
>               if (ndev->hw_type != BWD_HW) {
> 
> On SNB bail out here, although could have continue with 8 vectors.
> Can only use SNB_MSIX_CNT here, since limits.msix_cnt is the upper limit.

Since we can guarantee that rc is between 1 and 3 at this point (on
SNB HW), we should error out.

Thanks,
Jon


> 
>                       rc = -EIO;
>                       goto err1;
>               }
> 
>               [...]
>       }
> 
> -- 
> Regards,
> Alexander Gordeev
> agordeev@redhat.com

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