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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: Make NR_IRQS configurable in Kconfig
On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 12:53:35 -0600 Eric W. Biederman wrote:

>
> Currently on a SMP system we can theoretically support
> NR_CPUS*224 irqs. Unfortunately our data structures
> don't cope will with that many irqs, nor does hardware
> typically provide that many irq sources.
>
> With the number of cores starting to follow Moore's Law,
> and the apicid limits being raised beyond an 8bit
> number trying to track our current maximum with our
> current data structures would be fatal and wasteful.
>
> So this patch decouples the number of irqs we support
> from the number of cpus. We can revisit this decision
> once someone reworks the current data structures.
>
> This version has my stupid typos fix and the true maximum
> exposed to make it clear that I have a low default. The
> worst that I can see happening is there won't be any
> per_cpu space left for modules if someone sets this
> too high, but the system should still boot.
>
> For non-SMP systems the default is set to 224 IRQs.
>
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> ---
> arch/x86_64/Kconfig | 14 ++++++++++++++
> include/asm-x86_64/irq.h | 3 ++-
> 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86_64/Kconfig b/arch/x86_64/Kconfig
> index 7598d99..c87b0bc 100644
> --- a/arch/x86_64/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/x86_64/Kconfig
> @@ -384,6 +384,20 @@ config NR_CPUS
> This is purely to save memory - each supported CPU requires
> memory in the static kernel configuration.
>
> +config NR_IRQS
> + int "Maximum number of IRQs (224-57344)"
> + range 224 57344
> + default "4096" if SMP
> + default "224" if !SMP
> + help
> + This allows you to specify the maximum number of IRQs which this
> + kernel will support. Current default is 4096 IRQs as that
> + is slightly larger than has observed in the field. Setting
> + a noticeably larger value will exhaust your per cpu memory,
> + and waste memory in the per irq arrays.

If you'll fix this text for the non-SMP case too, I think
you'll be done. :)


> + If unsure leave this at the default.
> +
> config HOTPLUG_CPU
> bool "Support for hot-pluggable CPUs (EXPERIMENTAL)"
> depends on SMP && HOTPLUG && EXPERIMENTAL
> diff --git a/include/asm-x86_64/irq.h b/include/asm-x86_64/irq.h
> index 5006c6e..34b264a 100644
> --- a/include/asm-x86_64/irq.h
> +++ b/include/asm-x86_64/irq.h
> @@ -31,7 +31,8 @@ #define NR_VECTORS 256
>
> #define FIRST_SYSTEM_VECTOR 0xef /* duplicated in hw_irq.h */
>
> -#define NR_IRQS (NR_VECTORS + (32 *NR_CPUS))
> +/* We can use at most NR_CPUS*224 irqs at one time */
> +#define NR_IRQS (CONFIG_NR_IRQS)
> #define NR_IRQ_VECTORS NR_IRQS
>
> static __inline__ int irq_canonicalize(int irq)
> --

---
~Randy
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