Hello, Sending to Xen, drivers and virtualization mailing lists since this might be of interest to the folks on these aliases.
I am working for Microsoft to improve the performance of FreeBSD running on Hyper-V. Right now I am adding a feature in the vmbus driver which could handle the host-guest channel communications on all vCPUs simultaneously. In order to achieve this, the hypervisor will send same interrupt concurrently on all the vCPUs. The traditional way on FreeBSD to set up interrupt handling for devicse, such as calling bus_alloc_resource() to reserve an IRQ line, and then calling bus_setup_intr() to create a vector, doesn't seem to work in this case. It seems if the interrupt is routed via legacy IRQ, it can only be active on one vCPU at a time. In order to allow the same interrupt to be handled on all vCPUs concurrently, all I need is an IDT entry, not an IRQ line. I checked current FreeBSD code. It looks to me Xen directly uses the vector number IDT_EVTCHN (0x93) to achieve the same purpose. I am proposing both Xen and Hyper-V share this same vector. Following is a little bit detail of my proposal for the changes in the current kernel. 1. In machdep.c: #ifdef XENHVM setidt(IDT_EVTCHN, &IDTVEC(xen_intr_upcall), SDT_SYSIGT, SEL_UPL, 0); #else setidt(IDT_EVTCHN, &IDTVEC(hv_vmbus_intr), SDT_SYSIGT, SEL_UPL, 0); #endif 2. Apic_vector.S Add IDTVEC(hv_vmbus_intr) to call Hyper-V vmbus interrupt service routine. Any thoughts, objections and feedbacks are all welcome. Thanks, Wei Hu Open Source Technology Center Microsoft China _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-xen To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-xen-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"