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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 0/2] xen/pci: Use APIC for MSIs when APIC virtualization is supported

On 27/10/14 16:05, Boris Ostrovsky wrote:
> Changes in v2:
> * New version of cpuid.h file from Xen tree (with a couple of style 
> adjustments)
> * Whitespace cleanup
> Currently HVM guests handle MSI interrupts using pirqs/event channels, 
> allowing
> us to not issue APIC accesses that result in somewhat expensive VMEXITs. When
> hardware supports APIC virtualization we don't need to use pirqs anymore
> since now guest's APIC accesses can be handled by the processor itself.
> There are two patches in this series:
> 1. Move setting of x86_msi ops to a later point. The reason for doing so is 
> that
> we currently decide whether or not to use pirqs before kernel had a chance to
> see whether it should be using x2APIC instead of plain APIC. Since hardware 
> may
> virtualize either or both of those two we can only make pirqs vs. APIC 
> selection
> after kernel has settled down on which APIC version it will use. (Note that
> currently x2APIC is not used by HVM guests so technically this patch is not
> necessary. However, it probably makes sense to apply it now to avoid
> forgetting to do it when we enable x2APIC).
> 2. Set x86_msi ops to use pirqs only when APIC virtualization is not 
> available.
> The commit message describes performance improvements that this change brings.
> Boris Ostrovsky (2):
>   xen/pci: Defer initialization of MSI ops on HVM guests until after
>     x2APIC has been set up
>   xen/pci: Use APIC directly when APIC virtualization is supported by
>     hardware

Applied to devel/for-linus-3.19.



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