Question about IPI

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Thu Jul 24 22:46:27 CEST 2014

On Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 10:09:27 +0800, Yuxin Ren wrote:
> I think I have found the reson. But I cannot understand the logic of that
> code.
> In the Context::enqueue_drq method, there is a piece of code to determin if
> IPI is needed.
>           if (!_pending_rq.queued())
>           {
>               if (!q.first())
>                     ipi = true;
>               q.enqueue(&_pending_rq);
>           }
> In my understanding, the logic behind this is to check if _pending_rq is
> queued first, if it is queued, it's done; else enqueue it.
> And check if the queue is empty. If it is empty, IPI is needed, else this
> request can be picked up by IPI of other request.
> The problem is I cannot image in what case the _pending_rq is already
> queued, at least in my program.
> My scenario is: there is only one client and one server in different core,
> and client sends ipc in a tight loop. I think each time the server receives
> the request, it should dequeue _pending_rq, so it is not possible for
> client to see the _pending_rq is queued when it wants to ipc.But I observed
> this indeed happan sometime.

As I read the code this part is handling the case of migration that
might happen to the thread. Your description does not like like threads
would move between cores. Do you see this during your IPC loop or

Adam                 adam at

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