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From: "Keller, Jacob E" <>
To: Nitesh Narayan Lal <>,
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	"Kirsher, Jeffrey T" <>,
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Subject: RE: [Patch v1] i40e: limit the msix vectors based on housekeeping CPUs
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 20:48:21 +0000	[thread overview]
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nitesh Narayan Lal <>
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 1:21 PM
> To:;;;
>; Kirsher, Jeffrey T <>; Keller,
> Jacob E <>;
> Subject: [Patch v1] i40e: limit the msix vectors based on housekeeping CPUs
> In a realtime environment, it is essential to isolate
> unwanted IRQs from isolated CPUs to prevent latency overheads.
> Creating MSIX vectors only based on the online CPUs could lead
> to a potential issue on an RT setup that has several isolated
> CPUs but a very few housekeeping CPUs. This is because in these
> kinds of setups an attempt to move the IRQs to the limited
> housekeeping CPUs from isolated CPUs might fail due to the per
> CPU vector limit. This could eventually result in latency spikes
> because of the IRQ threads that we fail to move from isolated
> CPUs. This patch prevents i40e to add vectors only based on
> available online CPUs by using housekeeping_cpumask() to derive
> the number of available housekeeping CPUs.
> Signed-off-by: Nitesh Narayan Lal <>
> ---

Ok, so the idea is that "housekeeping" CPUs are to be used for general purpose configuration, and thus is a subset of online CPUs. By reducing the limit to just housekeeping CPUs, we ensure that we do not overload the system with more queues than can be handled by the general purpose CPUs?


  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-15 20:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-15 20:21 [PATCH v1 0/1] limit the i40e " Nitesh Narayan Lal
2020-06-15 20:21 ` [Patch v1] i40e: limit the " Nitesh Narayan Lal
2020-06-15 20:48   ` Keller, Jacob E [this message]
2020-06-15 20:55     ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2020-06-16  8:03   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-06-16 17:29     ` Nitesh Narayan Lal
2020-06-26 20:11     ` Nitesh Narayan Lal

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