[Xen-devel] xen,arm: enable cpu_hotplug

Ian Campbell ian.campbell at citrix.com
Thu Oct 15 01:39:58 PDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-10-15 at 00:23 +0100, Julien Grall wrote:
> My second point is related to how Xen is handling interrupt with vCPU. 
> When PSCI off is called, we will set the _VFP_down flag. This flag is 
> used in vgic_vcpu_inject_irq and when it's set the interrupt will be 
> ignored and stay active on the HW GIC forever. If the vCPU is coming 
> back online, this interrupt will never be received. AFAIU the spec, the 
> interrupt is expected to stay pending on the distributor side and will 
> be receive when the vCPU will come back or migrate to another vCPU. A 
> similar problem can happen when the vCPU is powered on again because we 
> clear all the interrupt state related to vCPU (see
> vgic_clear_pending_irqs).

Is there also an interaction with our implementation of ITARGETSR of
picking the lowest set bit? e.g. if an IRQ has target 0x6 (targeting CPU 1
and CPU2) we will choose CPU 1. If CPU 1 is then unplugged, will we end up
targeting CPU 2 or the now-offline CPU 1? In the latter case the lack of
interrupts might be considered surprising?

Or maybe the way CPU hotplug is arranged we never end up with holes in the
online cpu space, i.e it is not possible to take down CPU1 and leave CPU2


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