[PATCH] powerpc: pseries: Round up MSI-X requests
benh at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Jun 13 15:25:37 EST 2012
On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 15:18 +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 12:47 +1000, Anton Blanchard wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 16:43 +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > > > There is some chance this will result in breakage because the driver
> > > > asks for N - and assumes that is what was allocated - and the
> > > > device is configured for > N.
> > >
> > > We can fix that. We can whack the configuration back with N, just know
> > > that we have "allocated" > N.
> I think whacking config space is more likely to break something than
> just configuring more than the driver asked for.
How so ? I tend to disagree here..
> > I agree we don't want to be giving back a larger value than requested.
> > There's only one place that can happen in theory and since firmware only
> > returns power of two values I dont think it will happen in practise.
> Don't follow you here.
> > Even so do we want to do something like this (as yet untested)? If the
> > rounded up request fails we retry with the original request.
> Yes we do. Had a chance to test it?
> > The pseries msi free code just sets our vectors to 0 so it doesn't need
> > to know how many were originally allocated.
> Yep, looks like it will cope.
> We only create virqs for what's in pdev->msi_list, which will be what
> the driver originally asked for, and we free all those by walking the
> list again. So the fact that firmware allocated a few extra for us is
> OK, we have nothing extra to cleanup.
The firmware interface is busted anyway. We want to be able to
enable/allocate individual MSI-X at runtime, we need to get a new
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