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From: Keith Busch <>
To: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/3] nvme/pci: Poll the cq in the primary irq handler
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 04:16:26 -0700
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On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 11:09:30AM +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> On 2019-12-03 07:22:04 [+0900], Keith Busch wrote:
> > The nvme threaded interrupt handler reduces CPU time spent in hard irq
> > context, but waking it increases latency for low queue depth workloads.
> > 
> > Poll the completion queue once from the primary handler and wake the
> > thread only if more completions remain after. Since there is a window
> > of time where the threaded and primary handlers may run simultaneously,
> > add a new nvmeq flag so that the two can synchronize which owns processing
> > the queue.
> It depends on what you mean by "run simultaneously" but it sounds like
> this does not happen.
> The primary handler disables the interrupt source and returns
> IRQ_WAKE_THREAD. From now on, the primary handler won't fire (unless it
> is a shared handler and someone else gets an interrupt).

The driver won't share these interrupts, despite some wierd pci
host bridges that force sharing among  other devices (ex: see the
only user of handle_untracked_irq). That isn't what I was considering

It's true the controller won't send new MSIs once masked, but my
concern is for MSIs on the wire that pass that MMIO mask write.
Those retrigger the primary handler after it previously returned

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Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-02 22:22 [RFC PATCH 0/3] nvme threaded interrupt improvements Keith Busch
2019-12-02 22:22 ` [RFC PATCH 1/3] nvme/pci: Poll the cq in the primary irq handler Keith Busch
2019-12-03  7:50   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-12-03  9:39     ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-12-03 11:50     ` Keith Busch
2019-12-03 10:09   ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-12-03 11:16     ` Keith Busch [this message]
2019-12-04 10:21       ` Ming Lei
2019-12-02 22:22 ` [RFC PATCH 2/3] nvme/pci: Remove use_threaded_interrupts parameter Keith Busch
2019-12-02 22:22 ` [RFC PATCH 3/3] nvme/pci: Poll for new completions in irq thread Keith Busch
2019-12-03 10:17   ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior

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