[RFC PATCH 2/2] pseries/xics: use cpu_possible_mask rather than cpu_all_mask

Nishanth Aravamudan nacc at us.ibm.com
Tue Sep 28 09:17:43 EST 2010

Current firmware only allows us to send IRQs to the first processor or
all processors. We currently check to see if the passed in mask is equal
to the all_mask, but the firmware is only considering whether the
request is for the equivalent of the possible_mask. Thus, we think the
request is for some subset of CPUs and only assign IRQs to the first CPU
(on systems without irqbalance running) as evidenced by
/proc/interrupts. By using possible_mask instead, we account for this
and proper interleaving of interrupts occurs. Without this change and
"pseries/xics: use cpu_possible_mask rather than cpu_all_mask", IRQs are
all routed to CPU0 on power machines not running irqbalance.

Signed-off-by: Nishanth Aravamudan <nacc at us.ibm.com>
 arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/xics.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/xics.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/xics.c
index 93834b0..7c1e342 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/xics.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/xics.c
@@ -178,7 +178,7 @@ static int get_irq_server(unsigned int virq, const struct cpumask *cpumask,
 	if (!distribute_irqs)
 		return default_server;
-	if (!cpumask_equal(cpumask, cpu_all_mask)) {
+	if (!cpumask_subset(cpu_possible_mask, cpumask)) {
 		int server = cpumask_first_and(cpu_online_mask, cpumask);
 		if (server < nr_cpu_ids)

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