cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_intr.c
jhb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Apr 16 13:25:41 PDT 2004
jhb 2004/04/16 13:25:40 PDT
FreeBSD src repository
- Enable (unmask) interrupt sources earlier in the ithread loop.
Specifically, we used to enable the source after locking sched_lock
and just before we had already decided to do a context switch.
This meant that an ithread could never process more than one interrupt
per context switch. Enabling earlier in the loop before sched_lock is
acquired allows an ithread to handle multiple interrupts per context
switch if interrupts fire very rapidly. For the case of heavy interrupt
load this can reduce the number of context switches (and thus overhead)
as well as reduce interrupt latency.
- Now that we can handle multiple interrupts per context switch, add simple
interrupt storm protection to threaded interrupts. If X number of
consecutive interrupts are triggered before the itherad voluntarily
yields to another thread, then the interrupt thread will sleep with the
associated interrupt source disabled (masked) for 1/10th of a second.
The default value of X is 500, but it can be tweaked via the tunable/
sysctl hw.intr_storm_threshold. If an interrupt storm is detected, then
a message is output to the kernel console on the first occurrence per
interrupt thread. Interrupt storm protection can be disabled completely
by setting this value to 0. There is no scientific reasoning for the
1/10th of a second or 500 interrupts values, so they may require tweaking
at some point in the future.
Tested by: rwatson (an earlier version w/o the storm protection)
Tested by: mux (reportedly made a machine with two PCI interrupts
storming usable rather than hard locked)
Reviewed by: imp
Revision Changes Path
1.107 +33 -8 src/sys/kern/kern_intr.c
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