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From: David Marchand <david.marchand@6wind.com>
To: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] virtio: initialize iopl when device is initialized
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:05:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CALwxeUuQtv685KnbmpZKCPkrAqmjLs558xeCW7c=-TPTsB423w@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150306082057.5c505f54@urahara>

So, a little summary.

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Stephen Hemminger <
stephen@networkplumber.org> wrote:

> > > The virtio driver needs to use in/out instructions therefore it must
> initialize
> > > using iopl(2) system call. The problem is that virtio initialization
> happens very
> > > early, and any application that uses daemon() or calls eal_init later
> in another
> > > context will fail.
>

Part of this is wrong.
The manual tells that this should be inherited.
I added some fork and daemon to test programs of mine which confirmed the
manual seems to be right.

The real problem is that iopl is not called at "constructor" time for it to
be inherited by irq thread.


> The issue is that virtio has no place it can do iopl() and have the IRQ
> thread
> work. It only shows up on real code where application is daemon, not in a
> toy
> demo or test application.
>

Contrary to what you asserted, the problem does happen when using testpmd
(if this is the toy you are talking about).
So, I would say your real world application is no better than testpmd.


I will post the right fixes.

-- 
David Marchand

  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-03-09 11:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-06  0:45 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] virtio: bugfixes Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06  0:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] virtio: initialize iopl when device is initialized Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06  3:41   ` Ouyang, Changchun
2015-03-06 16:20     ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06 16:33       ` David Marchand
2015-03-06 16:55         ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06 22:04           ` David Marchand
2015-03-06 23:43             ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-07  6:53               ` David Marchand
2015-03-09 11:05       ` David Marchand [this message]
2015-03-09 14:56         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] fix virtio interrupt handling David Marchand
2015-03-09 14:56           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] eal/linux: move plugin load to very start of eal init David Marchand
2015-03-09 15:21             ` Neil Horman
     [not found]               ` <CALwxeUs4hPbYDPBUfz9u2AoiCoj_wwTsAyj=_1xxzuT6LLW6nw@mail.gmail.com>
2015-03-10 10:55                 ` Neil Horman
2015-10-14  0:05                   ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-14  9:55                     ` David Marchand
2015-03-09 14:56           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] virtio: change io privilege level as early as possible David Marchand
2015-03-10 13:14             ` Neil Horman
2015-09-29 19:25               ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-09-30  8:28                 ` David Marchand
2015-09-30 14:52                   ` Neil Horman
2015-09-30 15:37                     ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-09-30 17:26                       ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-01 11:25                       ` Neil Horman
2015-10-12 20:08                         ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-14  0:07                         ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-10-14  8:00                           ` David Marchand
2015-10-14  9:49                             ` David Marchand
2015-10-14  9:50                               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: move interrupt init after device init David Marchand
2015-10-14 11:32                                 ` David Marchand
2015-10-20 21:22                                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-07-29 17:26       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] virtio: initialize iopl when device is initialized Thomas Monjalon
2015-03-06  0:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] virtio: allow running w/o vlan filtering Stephen Hemminger
2015-03-06  3:39   ` Ouyang, Changchun
2015-03-06 16:24     ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-07-29 12:56       ` Thomas Monjalon
2015-07-30  1:23         ` Ouyang, Changchun
2015-08-04 12:51         ` Vincent JARDIN
2015-08-05  1:01           ` Ouyang, Changchun
2015-08-05  1:22             ` Stephen Hemminger
2015-08-05 10:49             ` Vincent JARDIN
2015-10-21 13:58               ` Thomas Monjalon
2017-02-15  8:38                 ` Thomas Monjalon

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