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SubjectRe: [patch 1/1] [RFC] uml: add and use generic hw_controller_type->release
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On Friday 27 May 2005 04:11, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 02:39:26AM +0200, blaisorblade@yahoo.it wrote:
> > From: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>, Chris
> > Wedgwood <cw@f00f.org> CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
>
> [...]
>
> > This is heavily based on some work by Chris Wedgwood, which however
> > didn't get the patch merged for something I'd call a
> > "misunderstanding" (the need for this patch wasn't cleanly
> > explained, thus adding the generic hook was felt as undesirable).

> Looks very reasonable to me and your explaination is much better than
> mine was :-)
Yes, it took some time to me to go working on this and getting the time to
explain it clearly.
> > diff -puN kernel/irq/manage.c~uml-gen-irq-release kernel/irq/manage.c
> > --- linux-2.6.git/kernel/irq/manage.c~uml-gen-irq-release 2005-05-25
> > 01:15:46.000000000 +0200 +++
> > linux-2.6.git-paolo/kernel/irq/manage.c 2005-05-25 01:15:46.000000000
> > +0200 @@ -255,6 +255,10 @@ void free_irq(unsigned int irq, void *de
> >
> > /* Found it - now remove it from the list of entries */
> > *pp = action->next;
> > +
> > + if (desc->handler->release)
> > + desc->handler->release(irq, dev_id);
> > +
>
> Because right now we know the *only* port that needs a release method
> is UML I wonder if we could do save a couple of bytes & cycles for
> everyone else by doing something like #ifdef CONFIG_IRQ_HAS_RELEASE,
> #endif around that and then letting the Kconfig magic set
> CONFIG_IRQ_HAS_RELEASE as required? If other arches need it thay can
> do the same and if eventually almost everyone does we can kill the
> #ifdef crud?
Well, that's a point, even because a conditional jump needs to flush the
pipeline when mispredicted (which won't happen on other ARCHs after the
initial period, if this jump stays in the Branch Target Buffers).
> Longer term I wonder if some of the irq mechanics in UML couldn't end
> up being a bit more like the s390 stuff too?
Christoph Hellwig too suggested this, however anything such *must* be longer
term (while this was earlier pointed as a reason to drop this patch, last
time).
Beyond that, I've not a clear understanding of S390, so I cannot for now help
(including any merit discussion) on this point... Bodo Stroesser is porting
UML on S390 so probably he might help more on this point.
--
Paolo Giarrusso, aka Blaisorblade
Skype user "PaoloGiarrusso"
Linux registered user n. 292729
http://www.user-mode-linux.org/~blaisorblade





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