DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2009-05
Re: DragonFly-220.127.116.114.gc5b83 master sys/platform/pc32/apic mpapic.c sys/platform/pc32/isa clock.c sys/platform/pc64/isa clock.c sys/platform/vkernel/platform systimer.c sys/sys systimer.h
On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Matthew Dillon
> : lapic timer: Finish the lapic timer support
> Yah! It works! Awesome work!
> lapic: divisor index 0, frequency 100489256 Hz
> vmstat -i ... shows no more "clk" interrupt (as expected!)
Ha, thank you for testing!
> Three notes.
> (a) In your commit you said 'hw.lapci_timer_enable' instead of what
> you really meant which was 'hw.lapic_timer_enable' :-)
Yeah, looks like APCI is my invention!
> (b) Here is a slight change to the interrupt vector code. The
> FAST interrupt code also checks for a non-zero td->td_nest_count
> before allowing the processing to occur, so I added that to the lapic
> vector code too.
> The use of td_nest_count is a bit of a hack to allow interrupt
> thread preemption to work for slow interrupts. I bump td_nest_count
> instead of entering a critical section when scheduling the ithread
> (for slow interrupts) so the critical section tests in lwkt_schedule()
> in the preemption checks work as expected.
> (see below)
Thank you for the explain.
> (c) Lastly now that the APIC is in use we need some accounting for the
> apic interrupt in 'systat -i' output. I added a line to increment
> the V_INTR statistic. We might want to augment systat -vm 1 to
> explicitly report clock interrupts somehow, maybe with a dummy
> kernel-layer interrupt structure that we can name (e.g. "lapic"
> vs the i8254's "clk"). I don't know the best solution.
> The quick change in the patch below makes it show up in
> sysctl vm.stats.sys.v_intr, but systat -vm 1 still doesn't
> pick it up (maybe systat should just report vm.stats.sys.v_intr
> for its 'total' instead of totalizing the interrupt stats itself).
> (see same patch below)
I am thinking about it too. However, I am more interested in per-cpu
rate instead of the total rate (I am not saying total rate is not
useful :). So how about add another systat item? I would like it to
show per-cpu lapic timer rate and possibly ipi rate.
> I think you can enable the lapic timer by default in a few days, or even
> now. I'm running it on my test boxes and will report any issues but it
> appears to be solid as a rock.
The following patch is comitted!
> diff --git a/sys/platform/pc32/apic/apic_vector.s b/sys/platform/pc32/apic/apic_vector.s
> index a208f78..26b1d77 100644
> --- a/sys/platform/pc32/apic/apic_vector.s
> +++ b/sys/platform/pc32/apic/apic_vector.s
> @@ -411,9 +411,12 @@ Xtimer:
> movl $0, lapic_eoi /* End Of Interrupt to APIC */
> + incl PCPU(cnt) + V_INTR
> movl PCPU(curthread),%ebx
> cmpl $TDPRI_CRIT,TD_PRI(%ebx)
> jge 1f
> + testl $-1,TD_NEST_COUNT(%ebx)
> + jne 1f
> subl $8,%esp /* make same as interrupt frame */
> pushl %esp /* pass frame by reference */
> incl PCPU(intr_nesting_level)
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