Re: Please add irqdomain branch to linux-next

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Sun Feb 05 2012 - 20:35:51 EST

On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 14:10 -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Can you please add the following branch to linux-next? It contains
> the majority of the irqdomain rework that I've been doing. I'd like
> to get it marinating in linux-next early so I'm sure it will be ready
> when the v3.4 merge window rolls around.

Ho !

I don't have v4 in my mailbox to reply to the individual patches,
but I've spotted some issues so here they are in no specific order.

@@ -739,31 +712,36 @@ unsigned int irq_create_mapping(struct irq_domain *host,

/* Get a virtual interrupt number */
if (host->revmap_type == IRQ_DOMAIN_MAP_LEGACY) {
/* Handle legacy */
virq = (unsigned int)hwirq;
if (virq == 0 || virq >= NUM_ISA_INTERRUPTS)
return NO_IRQ;
return virq;
} else {
/* Allocate a virtual interrupt number */
hint = hwirq % irq_virq_count;
- virq = irq_alloc_virt(host, 1, hint);
+ virq = irq_alloc_desc_from(hint, 0);
+ if (!virq)
+ virq = irq_alloc_desc_from(1, 0);
if (virq == NO_IRQ) {
pr_debug("irq: -> virq allocation failed\n");
return NO_IRQ;

So first, the way you "avoid" allocating irq 0 seems to be by ...
allocating irq 0 and then allocating again once you've done that :-)

You should either make sure hint is non-0 to begin with or use
irq_reserve_irq() to reserve irq 0 (tho I don't know whether the later
could be an issue on x86).

Also, you no longer honor irq_virq_count. It's a limitation of
__irq_alloc_descs() to not be able to get an upper boundary, but you
need that for iseries and ps3 at least.

Those use no reverse mapping, because their HV can basically return the
virq ... but with a limited capacity, which is why they change
irq_virq_count to limit the virq numbers to what they can handle.

Also the default for irq_virq_count should probably be changed when you
move to the core to use IRQ_BITMAP_BITS (so we get the 8192 additional
irqs on SPARSE_IRQ).

Another thing I noticed, tho I'm still only half way through the series
so you -may- have fixed that, is that you allocate all descs on node 0
(not even the current node) and have no way to do otherwise.

Now, it's a bit of a nasty issue because ideally we should "move" the
descs around as we set the affinity of interrupts and we really can't do
that just yet, but at least having a way to allocate the desc with a
node number (adding a node argument to irq_create_mapping) would be
useful. For things like PCI we could make that use the node where the
device is, which is better than having everything on node 0.

Also you should probably make the whole match & xlate business
#ifdef CONFIG_OF (especially in the definition of the irq domain). There
is no reason why archs couldn't use the domain mapper without
device-tree support.

+int irq_domain_xlate_pci(struct irq_domain *d, struct device_node *ctrlr,
+ const u32 *intspec, unsigned int intsize,
+ unsigned long *out_hwirq, unsigned int *out_type)
+ if (WARN_ON(intsize != 1))
+ return -EINVAL;
+ *out_hwirq = intspec[0];
+ *out_type = IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH;
+ return 0;

That's bogus. PCI interrupts are level -low-. However some bridges
internally invert them on the way to the PIC (this is actually common
with PCIe bridges where they are generated from messages). So if you are
to provide a default helper, make it LEVEL_LOW really.

Overall, I'm not that fan of those helpers... do they really "help" ?
IE, Is the call significantly smaller ?


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