[Xen-devel] [PATCH v3] xen/events: remove event handling recursion detection

Juergen Gross posted 1 patch 1 week ago
Failed in applying to current master (apply log)
drivers/xen/events/events_base.c | 16 +++-------------
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

[Xen-devel] [PATCH v3] xen/events: remove event handling recursion detection

Posted by Juergen Gross 1 week ago
__xen_evtchn_do_upcall() contains guards against being called
recursively. This mechanism was introduced in the early pvops times
(kernel 2.6.26) when there were all the Xen backend drivers missing
from the upstream kernel, and some of those out-of-tree drivers were
enabling interrupts in their event handlers (which was explicitly
allowed in the initial XenoLinux).

Nowadays we don't need to support those old drivers any more and the
capability to allow recursive calls of __xen_evtchn_do_upcall() can
be removed.

Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
---
V2: adapt commit message (Jan Beulich)
V3: rmb() -> virt_rmb() (Boris Ostrovsky)
---
 drivers/xen/events/events_base.c | 16 +++-------------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/xen/events/events_base.c b/drivers/xen/events/events_base.c
index 6c8843968a52..499eff7d3f65 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/events/events_base.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/events/events_base.c
@@ -1213,31 +1213,21 @@ void xen_send_IPI_one(unsigned int cpu, enum ipi_vector vector)
 	notify_remote_via_irq(irq);
 }
 
-static DEFINE_PER_CPU(unsigned, xed_nesting_count);
-
 static void __xen_evtchn_do_upcall(void)
 {
 	struct vcpu_info *vcpu_info = __this_cpu_read(xen_vcpu);
-	int cpu = get_cpu();
-	unsigned count;
+	int cpu = smp_processor_id();
 
 	do {
 		vcpu_info->evtchn_upcall_pending = 0;
 
-		if (__this_cpu_inc_return(xed_nesting_count) - 1)
-			goto out;
-
 		xen_evtchn_handle_events(cpu);
 
 		BUG_ON(!irqs_disabled());
 
-		count = __this_cpu_read(xed_nesting_count);
-		__this_cpu_write(xed_nesting_count, 0);
-	} while (count != 1 || vcpu_info->evtchn_upcall_pending);
-
-out:
+		virt_rmb(); /* Hypervisor can set upcall pending. */
 
-	put_cpu();
+	} while (vcpu_info->evtchn_upcall_pending);
 }
 
 void xen_evtchn_do_upcall(struct pt_regs *regs)
-- 
2.16.4


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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v3] xen/events: remove event handling recursion detection

Posted by Boris Ostrovsky 1 week ago
On 11/29/19 7:39 AM, Juergen Gross wrote:
> __xen_evtchn_do_upcall() contains guards against being called
> recursively. This mechanism was introduced in the early pvops times
> (kernel 2.6.26) when there were all the Xen backend drivers missing
> from the upstream kernel, and some of those out-of-tree drivers were
> enabling interrupts in their event handlers (which was explicitly
> allowed in the initial XenoLinux).
>
> Nowadays we don't need to support those old drivers any more and the
> capability to allow recursive calls of __xen_evtchn_do_upcall() can
> be removed.
>
> Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>

Reviewed-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>



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