[RFC 13/14] irq_domain: Remove 'new' irq_domain in favour of the ppc one

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Thu Jan 12 08:27:00 EST 2012

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Rob Herring <robherring2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Grant,
> On 01/11/2012 02:22 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
>> This patch removes the simplistic implementation of irq_domains and enables
>> the powerpc infrastructure for all irq_domain users.  The powerpc
>> infrastructure includes support for complex mappings between Linux and
>> hardware irq numbers, and can manage allocation of irq_descs.
>> This patch also converts the few users of irq_domain_add()/irq_domain_del()
>> to call irq_domain_add_legacy() instead.
> So what is the non-legacy way? Legacy implies we don't want to do it
> that way. I guess until we remove all non-DT platforms with GIC we are
> stuck with legacy. That seems like it could be a ways out until we get
> there.

Non-legacy is letting the irq_domain manage the irq_desc allocations.
Some of the controllers will be easy to convert, some will be more
difficult.  The primary thing that really blocks getting away from the
legacy method is anything that expects hardcoded #defined irq numbers.
 The goal is to convert all users over to the linear revmap method.


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