Re: [PATCH v2 2/6] PCI/MSI: Factor out pci_get_msi_cap() interface

From: Alexander Gordeev
Date: Wed Sep 25 2013 - 16:56:13 EST

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:02:20PM -0600, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 07:27:36AM -0500, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 10:24:59AM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> > > * Make pci_enable_msix() return 0/-errno
> >
> > My choice would be this one.
> I agree; it sounds like you've identified several bugs related to the
> current confusing interface, so fixing that seems like the first step.

Yeah, I am trying to. Turns out to be a nice exercise ;)

> I hope we can avoid adding a plethora of interfaces to address unusual
> corner cases. But if we do the above and it turns out not to be enough,
> we can always extend it later.

Unfortunately, pSeries is a shows-topper here :( It seems we have to
introduce pci_get_msi{,x}_limit() interfaces to honour the quota
thing. I just hope the hardware set for pSeries is limited and we
won't need to use it for all drivers.

> Bjorn

Alexander Gordeev
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at