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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 20/21] iommu/vt-d: hpet: Reserve an interrupt remampping table entry for watchdog
On Thu, 23 May 2019, Ricardo Neri wrote:

> When interrupt remapping is enabled, MSI interrupt messages must follow a
> special format that the IOMMU can understand. Hence, when the HPET hard
> lockup detector is used with interrupt remapping, it must also follow this
> special format.
> The IOMMU, given the information about a particular interrupt, already
> knows how to populate the MSI message with this special format and the
> corresponding entry in the interrupt remapping table. Given that this is a
> special interrupt case, we want to avoid the interrupt subsystem. Add two
> functions to create an entry for the HPET hard lockup detector. Perform
> this process in two steps as described below.
> When initializing the lockup detector, the function
> hld_hpet_intremap_alloc_irq() permanently allocates a new entry in the
> interrupt remapping table and populates it with the information the
> IOMMU driver needs. In order to populate the table, the IOMMU needs to
> know the HPET block ID as described in the ACPI table. Hence, add such
> ID to the data of the hardlockup detector.
> When the hardlockup detector is enabled, the function
> hld_hpet_intremapactivate_irq() activates the recently created entry
> in the interrupt remapping table via the modify_irte() functions. While
> doing this, it specifies which CPU the interrupt must target via its APIC
> ID. This function can be called every time the destination iD of the
> interrupt needs to be updated; there is no need to allocate or remove
> entries in the interrupt remapping table.

And except for a few details all of this functionality exists today. There
is no need to hack HPET NMI specific knowledge into the irq remapping
driver. And of course to unbreak AMD you'd have to copy the same hackery
into the AMD interrupt remapping code.

More lines of duplicated duct tape code are better to maintain, right?



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