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Re: [Xen-devel] Binding ISA Irq seems to malfunction in Xen 3.4

Sorry, no - unless you got meaningful log entries somewhere, I'm afraid
you won't get around debugging this. Jan

>>> Tom Rotenberg <tom.rotenberg@xxxxxxxxx> 17.11.09 19:19 >>>
Hi Jan/All,

Just tried the following:
i booted dom0, with i8042.nokbd and i8042.no_aux options, which caused
the i8042 driver not to use the ps2 keyboard & mouse.
I saw that these indeed the case, by doing:
#  cat /proc/interrupts
           CPU0       CPU1
  3:          2          0  Phys-irq-level
  7:          0          0  Phys-irq-level     parport0
  8:          0          0  Phys-irq-level     rtc0
  9:        293          0  Phys-irq-level     acpi
 17:          2          0  Phys-irq-level     ohci1394
 18:          0          0  Phys-irq-level     sdhci:slot0

and i saw that the i8042 no longer uses the keyboard & mouse interrupts.

However, i still can't bing the ISA interrupt to the VM, using the
'xc_domain_bind_pt_isa_irq()' function.

Any idea on why this is happening? has anyone tested this function on
Xen 3.4 and newer xen versions?
Can this be some kind of a VT-d issue?


On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Tom Rotenberg <tom.rotenberg@xxxxxxxxx> 12.11.09 18:51 >>>
>>I'm trying to use the function: 'xc_domain_bind_pt_isa_irq()', in
>>order to bind the real machine irq of the keyboard & mouse (interrupts
>>12 & 1), to a specific domain, so he will be ale to use the PS2
>>keyboard & mouse in pass-through.
>>Howeverm when i perform the call to the 'xc_domain_bind_pt_isa_irq()',
>>i keep getting an error code, and the function fails to bind the
>>interrupt. I also, performed a search, and found that no-one is using
>>this function, so i'm afarid that this function doesn't work at all.
>>I also want to know, how can i debug this problem? Could it be related
>>to the fact that the interrupt i'm trying to bind, is already
>>"connected" do dom0 (as he uses the keyboard & mouse)?
>>Can someone please help me with this?
> You obviously first need to make sure Dom0 doesn't use the IRQ - for
> one ISA IRQs are not shareable, but more importantly you really don't
> intend to have two domains drive the same hardware, do you? And
> you may have some difficulty doing so since (without patching the code)
> you can't even configure the Dom0 kernel to not have an 8042 driver
> on x86 (unless you select EMBEDDED), i.e. it will always attach to the
> device if there is one.
> Jan

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