[PATCH V2 3/3] scsi: mptxsas: offload IRQ execution

Sinan Kaya okaya at codeaurora.org
Mon Nov 9 06:01:02 PST 2015

On 11/9/2015 2:15 AM, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> On 11/09/2015 02:57 AM, Sinan Kaya wrote:
>> The mpt2sas and mpt3sas drivers are spinning forever in
>> their IRQ handlers if there are a lot of jobs queued up
>> by the PCIe card. This handler is causing spikes for
>> the rest of the system and sluggish behavior.
>> Marking all MSI interrupts as non-shared and moving the
>> MSI interrupts to thread context. This relexes the rest
>> of the system execution.
> If there is a scalability issue when handling interrupts
> it should be fixed in the driver directly.
> Looking at the driver is should be possible to implement
> a worker thread handling the reply descriptor, and having the
> interrupt only to fetch the reply descriptor.

I'll take a look.

> Cheers,
> Hannes

Sinan Kaya
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. on behalf of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
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