Re: 2.5.69 Interrupt Latency
Paul Fulghum (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12 May 2003 12:08:21 -0500
On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 11:24, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 08:57:42AM -0500, Paul Fulghum wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 16:28, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > This code was added to wakeup_hc(). It is called from uhci_irq():
> > >
> > > + /* Global resume for 20ms */
> > > + outw(USBCMD_FGR | USBCMD_EGSM, io_addr + USBCMD);
> > > + wait_ms(20);
> > >
> > > The changelog just says "Minor patch for uhci-hcd.c"
> > >
> > > Can you delete the wait_ms() and see if that is our culprit?
> > This is the culprit.
> > Removing this line corrects the latency problems on
> > the server. A 20ms delay seems pretty excessive for an
> > interrupt handler. I'm not sure what it is supposed to
> > accomplish, but this seems like something that should
> > be scheduled to run outside of the ISR.
> This should only happen when your hardware receives a "RESUME" signal
> from a USB device AND the host controller is in a global suspend state
> at that time.
> Now I think the wait_ms() call is valid for when this is really
> happening, but it sounds like you are having this happen all the time
> during normal operation.
It does appear to happen on a regular basis.
Should the 20ms delay be in the ISR though?
I thought it was standard practice to move such
lengthy operations outside of the ISR so as not to
impact interrupt latency for the system.
> Are you using any USB devices with this
> server? Is USB enabled in the BIOS or not?
There are no USB devices attached to the server.
There are no actual USB connectors, and the
server's specs do not list USB. There is no
option to enable/disable USB in the BIOS.
So my guess is this is an unused portion of
the chipset being detected and enabled.
Paul Fulghum, email@example.com
Microgate Corporation, http://www.microgate.com
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