Re: [PATCH 2/2] Device assignment: Fix MSI IRQ affinity setting

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On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 06:53:15PM -0300, Jan Kiszka wrote:
> On 2012-05-24 18:39, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 May 2012, Alex Williamson wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2012-05-24 at 18:02 +0100, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> >>> +            if (address == msi_start + PCI_MSI_DATA_32)
> >>> +                handle_cfg_write_msi(pci_dev, assigned_dev);
> >>
> >> Why didn't we just use range_covers_byte(address, len, pci_dev->msi_cap
> >> + PCI_MSI_DATA_32) to start with?  But how does this handle the enable
> >> bit?
> > 
> > The problem with the current implementation is that it only changes
> > the routing if the msi entry goes from masked to unmasked state.
> > 
> > Linux does not mask the entries on affinity changes and never did,
> > neither for MSI nor for MSI-X.
> > 
> > I know it's probably not according to the spec, but we can't fix that
> > retroactively.
> For MSI, this is allowed. For MSI-X, this would clearly be a Linux bug,
> waiting for hardware to dislike this spec violation.
> However, if this is the current behavior of such a prominent guest, I
> guess we have to stop optimizing the QEMU MSI-X code that it only
> updates routings on mask changes. Possibly other OSes get this wrong too...

Very strange, a clear spec violation. I'll have to dig in the source to
verify this.

> Thanks, for the clarification. Should go into the changelog.
> Jan
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