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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64 irq: reuse vector for set_xxx_irq_affinity in phys flat mode
On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 10:45:19PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 09:32:57AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > "Yinghai Lu" <yinghai.lu@amd.com> writes:
> >
> > > in phys flat mode, when using set_xxx_irq_affinity to irq balance from
> > > one cpu to another, _assign_irq_vector will get to increase last used
> > > vector and get new vector. this will use up the vector if enough
> > > set_xxx_irq_affintiy are called. and end with using same vector in
> > > different cpu for different irq. (that is not what we want, we only
> > > want to use same vector in different cpu for different irq when more
> > > than 0x240 irq needed). To keep it simple, the vector should be resued
> > > from one cpu to another instead of getting new vector.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yinghai.lu@amd.com>
> >
> > YH. I think the concept is sound. I don't think this is a bug fix, just
> > an optimization so this may not be 2.6.19 material. But we are thrashing
> > things so much it may make sense to include it, and it likely to keeps
> > us from running into problems, so it can be called a bug preventative :)
> >...
>
> Is this patch intended as fix for the 2.6.19-rc regression described
> in [1]?

No, that regression is fixed by the two x86-64 patches Eric sent in
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=116157840300001&r=1&w=2.
Cheers,
Muli
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