[PATCH] generic irq subsystem: ppc64 port

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Oct 20 11:24:59 EST 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 19:15, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> > I still like the idea of the patch, so it would be useful if you added
> > the possibility for us to just change that behaviour, that is replace
> > all occursences of irq_descs + i with get_irq_desc() and provide a
> > generic one that just does that, with a #ifndef so that the
> > architecture can provide it's own. 
> sure, we could do that. But since there are other architectures with
> large irq-vector spaces too, you might want to try to move it into the
> generic IRQ code and just provide a way to switch between 1:1 mapped and
> sparse-mapped variants.

False alert ! In fact, Paulus rewrote that stuff a while ago and I
totally forgot about it. We no longer do that, our get_irq_desc()
is nowadays just doing (&irq_desc[(irq)]). We map the large
physical interrupt numbers to "virtual" numbers that are the only
thing the generic code sees, so it's fine. 


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