[PATCH 1/4] pci/msi: Move "force_32bit_msi" flag from powerpc to generic pci_dev

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Oct 2 08:09:50 EST 2014

On Wed, 2014-10-01 at 14:33 -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> I like the idea of handling this more generically, e.g., with a bit like
> this in struct pci_dev (I'd probably name it something like "no_64bit_msi"
> along the lines of your driver #defines).
> What I don't like is that we haven't done anything to help other
> architectures, because the only code that *looks* at this bit is in
> arch/powerpc.  The next arch that tries to use 64-bit MSI addresses for
> these devices will trip over the same problem.

I started looking. From my (limited) understanding of x86, it doesn't
even look at the "size" of MSIs which makes me think it's always 32-bit,
and I plan to look at the others next (though not for stable).

> Can we check in pci_enable_msi_range() and pci_enable_msix_range() whether
> the MSI addresses allocated by the arch are too big, and fail the call if
> they are?

Yes, good idea, I'll add something.


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