Re: [PATCH RFC v2 12/29] PCI/MSI: Introduce pcim_enable_msi*() familyhelpers

From: Mark Lord
Date: Thu Oct 24 2013 - 22:22:56 EST

On 13-10-24 07:41 AM, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:57:40AM +0100, David Laight wrote:
>> The one case it doesn't work is where the driver either
>> wants the full number or the minimum number - but not
>> a value in between.
>> Might be worth adding an extra parameter so that this
>> (and maybe other) odd requirements can be met.
> IMHO its not worth it, since it is not possible to generalize
> all odd requirements out there. I do not think we should blow
> the API in this case.
> Having said that, the min-or-max interface is probably the only
> worth considering. But again, I would prefer to put its semantics
> to function name rather than to extra parameters, i.e.
> pcim_enable_msix_min_max(struct pci_dev *dev, struct msix_entry *entries,
> unsigned int minvec, unsigned int maxvec);

The hardware I have in mind here works only for powers of two.
Eg. 16, 8, 4, 2, or 1 MSI-X vector. Not the odd values in between.

But it appears I can still just use a loop for that case,
calling the new function above instead of the old functions.


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