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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 0/3] VT-d Device-TLB flush issue

> On 23.12.2015 at 6:39pm, 'Jan Beulich' wrote:
> >>> Quan Xu <quan.xu@xxxxxxxxx> 12/23/15 9:26 AM >>>
> >This patches are based on Kevin Tian's previous discussion 'Revisit VT-d
> asynchronous flush issue'.
> >Fix current timeout concern and also allow limited ATS support in a light 
> >way:
> >
> >1. Check VT-d Device-TLB flush error.
> >This patch checks all kinds of error and all the way up the call trees of 
> >VT-d
> Device-TLB flush.
> >
> >2. Reduce spin timeout to 1ms, which can be boot-time changed with
> 'iommu_qi_timeout_ms'.
> >For example:
> >multiboot /boot/xen.gz ats=1 iommu_qi_timeout_ms=100
> >
> >3. Fix vt-d Device-TLB flush timeout issue.
> >Now if IOTLB/Context/IETC flush is timeout, panic hypervisor. The
> >coming patch set will fix it.
> There must have been a misunderstanding: Your earlier outline didn't indicate
> you mean to introduce panics here, 

It is a panic for iotlb/context/iec flush issue without my patch set.  I just 
move the panic from queue_invalidate_wait() to 
I did NOT introduce a new panic..

> even if only temporarily. I'm afraid I'm not
> currently willing to take any conceptually wrong patches anymore with just the
> promise of fixing the issue(s) later (and I think we've mentioned this in some
> past discussion on the list, albeit unlikely in the context of any of your 
> work).
> This may mean that the earlier described ordering of things you mean to do
> needs changing.

:(:( .. 

> I'm sorry that you're hit first by this, the more that it was not you but 
> colleagues
> of yours causing this change to the acceptance model.
> Jan
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