[RFC 3/9] VFIO: platform: handler tests whether the IRQ is forwarded

Eric Auger eric.auger at linaro.org
Mon Aug 25 06:27:38 PDT 2014

In case the IRQ is forwarded, the VFIO platform IRQ handler does not
need to disable the IRQ anymore. In that mode, when the handler completes
the IRQ is not deactivated but only its priority is lowered.

Some other actor (typically a guest) is supposed to deactivate the IRQ,
allowing at that time a new physical IRQ to hit.

In virtualization use case, the physical IRQ is automatically completed
by the interrupt controller when the guest completes the corresponding
virtual IRQ.

Signed-off-by: Eric Auger <eric.auger at linaro.org>
 drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform_irq.c | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform_irq.c b/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform_irq.c
index 6768508..1f851b2 100644
--- a/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform_irq.c
+++ b/drivers/vfio/platform/vfio_platform_irq.c
@@ -88,13 +88,18 @@ static irqreturn_t vfio_irq_handler(int irq, void *dev_id)
 	struct vfio_platform_irq *irq_ctx = dev_id;
 	unsigned long flags;
 	int ret = IRQ_NONE;
+	struct irq_data *d;
+	bool is_forwarded;
 	spin_lock_irqsave(&irq_ctx->lock, flags);
 	if (!irq_ctx->masked) {
 		ret = IRQ_HANDLED;
+		d = irq_get_irq_data(irq_ctx->hwirq);
+		is_forwarded = irqd_irq_forwarded(d);
-		if (irq_ctx->flags & VFIO_IRQ_INFO_AUTOMASKED) {
+		if (irq_ctx->flags & VFIO_IRQ_INFO_AUTOMASKED &&
+						!is_forwarded) {
 			irq_ctx->masked = true;

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