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Date:   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:09:58 +0200
From:   Pierre Morel <pmorel@...ux.ibm.com>
To:     Halil Pasic <pasic@...ux.ibm.com>
Cc:     borntraeger@...ibm.com, alex.williamson@...hat.com,
        cohuck@...hat.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-s390@...r.kernel.org, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
        frankja@...ux.ibm.com, akrowiak@...ux.ibm.com, david@...hat.com,
        schwidefsky@...ibm.com, heiko.carstens@...ibm.com,
        freude@...ux.ibm.com, mimu@...ux.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 3/4] s390: ap: implement PAPQ AQIC interception in
 kernel

On 30/04/2019 15:26, Halil Pasic wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:01:27 +0200
> Pierre Morel <pmorel@...ux.ibm.com> wrote:
> 
>> +/**
>> + * vfio_ap_clrirq: Disable Interruption for a APQN
>> + *
>> + * @dev: the device associated with the ap_queue
>> + * @q:   the vfio_ap_queue holding AQIC parameters
>> + *
>> + * Issue the host side PQAP/AQIC
>> + * On success: unpin the NIB saved in *q and unregister from GIB
>> + * interface
>> + *
>> + * Return the ap_queue_status returned by the ap_aqic()
>> + */
>> +static struct ap_queue_status vfio_ap_clrirq(struct vfio_ap_queue *q)
>> +{
>> +	struct ap_qirq_ctrl aqic_gisa = {};
>> +	struct ap_queue_status status;
>> +	int checks = 10;
>> +
>> +	status = ap_aqic(q->apqn, aqic_gisa, NULL);
>> +	if (!status.response_code) {
>> +		while (status.irq_enabled && checks--) {
>> +			msleep(20);
> 
> Hm, that seems like a lot of time to me. And I suppose we are holding the
> kvm lock: e.g. no other instruction can be interpreted by kvm in the
> meantime.
> 
>> +			status = ap_tapq(q->apqn, NULL);
>> +		}
>> +		if (checks >= 0)
>> +			vfio_ap_free_irq_data(q);
> 
> Actually we don't have to wait for the async part to do it's magic
> (indicated by the status.irq_enabled --> !status.irq_enabled transition)
> in the instruction handler. We have to wait so we can unpin the NIB but
> that could be done async (e.g. workqueue).
> 
> BTW do you have any measurements here? How many msleep(20) do we
> experience for one clear on average?

No idea but it is probably linked to the queue state and usage history.
I can use a lower sleep time and increment the retry count.

> 
> If linux is not using clear (you told so offline, and I also remember
> something similar), we can probably get away with something like this,
> and do it properly (from performance standpoint) later.

In the Linux AP code it is only used once, in the explicit
ap_queue_enable_interruption() function.

Yes, thanks, I will keep it as is, may be just play with msleep()time 
and retry count.

Regards,
Pierre

> 
> Regards,
> Halil
> 
>> +		else
>> +			WARN_ONCE("%s: failed disabling IRQ", __func__);
>> +	}
>> +
>> +	return status;
>> +}
> 


-- 
Pierre Morel
Linux/KVM/QEMU in Böblingen - Germany

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