[PATCH V2 3/3] scsi: mptxsas: offload IRQ execution
okaya at codeaurora.org
Mon Nov 9 21:59:54 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.
Can you go into the detail about which part of the _base_interrupt
function needs to be executed in ISR context and which part can be
queued up to worker thread?
I'm not familiar with the hardware or the code. That's why, I moved the
entire ISR into the thread context.
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