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[Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 0/2] virtio-mmio: add irqfd support for vhost-ne
[Qemu-devel] [RFC PATCH 0/2] virtio-mmio: add irqfd support for vhost-net based on virtio-mmio
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:24:52 +0800
From: Li Liu <address@hidden>
This set of patches try to implemet irqfd support of vhost-net
based on virtio-mmio.
I had posted a mail to talking about the status of vhost-net
on kvm-arm refer to http://www.spinics.net/lists/kvm-arm/msg10804.html.
Some dependent patches are listed in the mail too. Basically the
vhost-net brings great performance improvements, almost 50%+.
It's easy to implement irqfd support with PCI MSI-X. But till
now arm32 do not provide equivalent mechanism to let a device
allocate multiple interrupts. And even the aarch64 provid LPI
but also not available in a short time.
As Gauguey Remy said "Vhost does not emulate a complete virtio
adapter but only manage virtqueue operations". Vhost module
don't update the ISR register, so if with only one irq then it's
no way to get the interrupt reason even we can inject the
To get the interrupt reason to support such VIRTIO_NET_F_STATUS
features I add a new register offset VIRTIO_MMIO_ISRMEM which
will help to establish a shared memory region between qemu and
virtio-mmio device. Then the interrupt reason can be accessed by
guest driver through this region. At the same time, the virtio-mmio
dirver check this region to see irqfd is supported or not during
the irq handler registration, and different handler will be assigned.
I want to know it's the right direction? Does it comply with the
virtio-mmio spec.? Or anyone have more good ideas to emulate mis-x
based on virtio-mmio? I hope to get feedback and guidance.
Thx for any help.
Li Liu (2):
Add a new register offset let interrupt reason available
Assign a new irq handler while irqfd enabled
drivers/virtio/virtio_mmio.c | 55 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
include/linux/virtio_mmio.h | 3 +++
2 files changed, 55 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)