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SubjectRe: [RFC][2.6.13-rc3-mm1] IRQ compression/sharing patch
On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 12:12:41AM -0700, James Cleverdon wrote:
> Here's a patch that builds on Natalie Protasevich's IRQ compression
> patch and tries to work for MPS boots as well as ACPI. It is meant for
> a 4-node IBM x460 NUMA box, which was dying because it had interrupt
> pins with GSI numbers > NR_IRQS and thus overflowed irq_desc.
>
> The problem is that this system has 270 GSIs (which are 1:1 mapped with
> I/O APIC RTEs) and an 8-node box would have 540. This is much bigger
> than NR_IRQS (224 for both i386 and x86_64). Also, there aren't enough
> vectors to go around. There are about 190 usable vectors, not counting
> the reserved ones and the unused vectors at 0x20 to 0x2F. So, my patch
> attempts to compress the GSI range and share vectors by sharing IRQs.
>
> Important safety note: While the SLES 9 version of this patch works, I
> haven't been able to test the -rc3-mm1 patch enclosed. I keep getting
> errors from the adp94xx driver. 8-(
>
> (Sorry about doing an attachment, but KMail is steadfastly word wrapping
> inserted files. I need to upgrade....)

The patch seems to have lots of unrelated stuff. Can you please
split it out?

BTW I plan to implement per CPU IDT vectors similar to Zwane's i386 patch
for x86-64 soon, hopefully with that things will be easier too.

Andrew: this is not 2.6.13 material.

> @@ -276,13 +276,13 @@ config HAVE_DEC_LOCK
> default y
>
> config NR_CPUS
> - int "Maximum number of CPUs (2-256)"
> - range 2 256
> + int "Maximum number of CPUs (2-255)"
> + range 2 255
> depends on SMP
> - default "8"
> + default "64"

Please don't change that,

> +/*
> + * Check the APIC IDs in MADT table header and choose the APIC mode.
> + */
> +void acpi_madt_oem_check(char *oem_id, char *oem_table_id)
> +{
> + /* May need to check OEM strings in the future. */
> +}
> +
> +/*
> + * Check the IDs in MPS header and choose the APIC mode.
> + */
> +void mps_oem_check(struct mp_config_table *mpc, char *oem, char *productid)
> +{
> + /* May need to check OEM strings in the future. */
> +}

Can you perhaps add it then later, not now?

> +static u8 gsi_2_irq[NR_IRQ_VECTORS] = { [0 ... NR_IRQ_VECTORS-1] = 0xFF };

With the per cpu IDTs we'll likely need more than 8 bits here.

> - char str[16];
> + char oem[9], str[16];
> int count=sizeof(*mpc);
> unsigned char *mpt=((unsigned char *)mpc)+count;
> + extern void mps_oem_check(struct mp_config_table *mpc, char *oem, char *productid);

That would belong in some header if it was needed.

But please just remove it for now.

The rest looks ok.

-Andi
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