[PATCH] powerpc: stop exporting irq_map

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Thu Apr 21 13:58:53 EST 2011

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Sam Ravnborg <sam at ravnborg.org> wrote:
>> +
>>  irq_hw_number_t virq_to_hw(unsigned int virq)
>>  {
>>       return irq_map[virq].hwirq;
>>  }
>>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(virq_to_hw);
> General comment...
> kernel/irq/* denote the virtual irq numbers "irq".
> powerpc uses "virq" for the same.

I might do that, but I'm early in this refactoring work yet so I'm not
entirely sure what the final result is going to look like.  At least
with the 'virq_' prefix I can find the powerpc specific functions that
are candidates for refactoring or replacing.


> Sometimes it is confusing that two different names is used
> for the same thing.
> The intent of this patch is to centralize access to a common data structure,
> but this could also be a good candidate for a terminology shift if
> this is considered.
> "git grep virq" shows a lot of hits - especially in arm, powerpc.
> So what I suggest is obviously only a small step in the direction
> of using "irq" all over.
>        Sam

Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.

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