Hi, we had 3 problems left here.
1. IRQremapping can't work with x2apic_cluster mode.
2. apic_id > 255 can't receive devices interrupts.
3. windows crash when present IRQremapping capability to it.
I test with latest kernel v4.8-rc7 and find all of them are unsolved.
Also in the qemu and kernel code bases, I couldn't find some patches to
solve them. Will you fix these problems or leave them to communities?
On Tue, Aug 09, 2016 at 02:51:16PM +0200, Radim Krčmář wrote:
>2016-08-09 16:19+0800, Chao Gao:
>> On Tue, Aug 09, 2016 at 02:18:15PM +0800, Peter Xu wrote:
>>>I think the problem is with x2apic. Currently, x2apic is enabled in
>>>vIOMMU when kernel irqchip is used. This is problematic, since
>>>actually we are throughing away dest_id[31:8] without Radim's patches,
>>>meanwhile I see that by default x2apic is using cluster mode.
>>>In cluster mode, 8 bits will possibly not suffice (I think the reason
>>>why >17 vcpus will bring trouble is that each cluster has 16 vcpus,
>>>we'll have trouble if we have more than one cluster).
>>>To temporarily solve your issue, you should not only need "-global
>>>ioapic.version=0x20" in QEMU command line, but also add "x2apic_phys"
>>>to you guest kernel boot parameter, to force guest boot with x2apic
>>>physical mode (not cluster mode). Though this can only work for <255
>>>vcpus. IMHO we may still need to wait for Radim's patches to test >255
>> ok, after adding "x2apic_phys" to guest kernel boot parameter, I
>> boot up a 288(yes, 288) vcpus guest successfully with command
>> qemu-system-x86_64 -boot c -m 4096 -sdl --enable-kvm \
>> -M kernel-irqchip=split -bios bios.bin -smp cpus=288 -hda vdisk.img \
>> -device intel-iommu,intremap=on -machine q35
>> Also, I can see interrupts on those cpu with inital apicid>255 from
>> /proc/cpuinfo and /proc/interrupts.
>Great, thanks for testing!
>Only IPIs will be correctly delivered to apic_id > 255 without few more
>patches on the QEMU side, though.