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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/53] dyn_array/nr_irqs/sparse_irq support v10
On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> (lkml Cc:-ed)
>
> * Yinghai Lu <yhlu.kernel@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> v10: make the x86 32 bit support sparse_irq too.
>> also make remove irqbalance in kernel for 32 bit
>> and make 32 bit support per_cpu vector. so start merging or io_apic_xx.c
>>
>> 01-03 is some fix for current tree
>> 04: is revert for one patch hide in sched/ and tip/master
>>
>> based on tip/master
>>
>> to do:
>> merge io_apic_xx.c
>
> ok, i've created a new tip/irq/sparseirq topic branch for this.
>
> Could you please send future updates against:
>
> git-checkout tip/master
> git-merge tip/irq/sparseirq
>
> Not yet integrated into tip/master, i've still got some other backlog.
>
> A couple of observations about the general structure of the sparse irqs
> code:
>
> - the new APIs should probably live in mm/bootmem.c not in init/main.c,
> and in bootmem.h. Also, it should be outlined clearly why this new API
> is needed as a wrapper ontop of existing bootmem mechanisms.

move
pre_alloc_dyn_array, per_cpu_dyn_array_size, per_cpu_alloc_dyn_array
to mm/bootmem.c?

>
> - the #ifdef complications, while fine for migration, should be
> eliminated. Could we introduce some compatible form for the
> definition/allocation APIs that work even if an architecture still
> uses a flat irq array? That would remove most of the uglinesses.
# git grep CONFIG_HAVE_DYN_ARRAY | wc -l
9

#git grep CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ | wc -l
39

arch/x86/kernel/io_apic_32.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ_DEBUG
arch/x86/kernel/io_apic_32.c:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
arch/x86/kernel/io_apic_64.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ_DEBUG
arch/x86/kernel/io_apic_64.c:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
arch/x86/kernel/irq_32.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
arch/x86/kernel/irq_64.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
drivers/char/random.c:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
drivers/char/random.c:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
drivers/pci/intr_remapping.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
drivers/pci/intr_remapping.c:#else /* !CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ */
drivers/pci/intr_remapping.c:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
fs/proc/proc_misc.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
fs/proc/proc_misc.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
fs/proc/proc_misc.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
include/linux/irq.h:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
include/linux/irq.h:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
include/linux/irq.h:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
include/linux/irq.h:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
include/linux/irq.h:#if defined(CONFIG_INTR_REMAP) &&
defined(CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ)
include/linux/irq.h:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/chip.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/chip.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/chip.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/chip.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/chip.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ_DEBUG
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/handle.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/manage.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/manage.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
kernel/irq/migration.c:#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
because try to avoid more api to be changed to take irq_desc as parameter.

>
> - some of the irq < 16 checks in x86 look a bit ugly, can we do anything
> about them?

is_legacy_irq(irq) ? or legacy_irq(irq)?

>
> - i think as a final-ish commit we should just remove the dyn-array
> define and make all architectures use this facility. You converted
> most of them - how many are still missing? Sparse-irq is more
> intrusive so that should probably stay a Kconfig knob.

so when config_sparse_irq is not selected, need to use dyn_array to
allocate irq_desc and irq_cfg, or just static array?

>
> - there was one aspect of NR_IRQS that was nice and useful: it acted as
> a sanity check against BIOS bugs and driver bugs that pass in some
> irrealistically high irq number. Now we'll just try to allocate some
> really high IRQ and accept it. I _think_ there should be a single,
> simple 'absolute maximum IRQ number' define which should set the
> maximum possible IRQ number. Lets call it NR_IRQS_MAX or so, and set
> it to NR_CPUS*NR_IO_APICS*224 or so?

when sparse_irq is used, irq is [0, -1U]
driver could be irq_desc(irq) to check if irq is valid or not. and use
irq_desc_with_new(new) to get a new one.

when generic_hardirqs is not used (s390, m68k, sparc), we need to
create some stubs in linux/interrupt.h for them

>
> - i'm a bit worried about linecount increase in general:
>
> 247 files changed, 3671 insertions(+), 2052 deletions(-)
>
> could we work on reducing that somewhat? The new infrastructure bits
> in mm/* and kernel/irq/* will be unavoidable, what we should
> concentrate on is to make usage of the new facility just as
> straightforward, easy and compact as the old irq_desc[] usages.
before that we could use get_irq_desc() and get_irq_desc_without_new()
and according to eric, i changed that to irq_desc_with_new and irq_desc().

so the array irq_desc[] need to be changed to irq_descX[]
( or *irq_desc to *irq_descX for dyn_array)
>
> A worst-case example is drivers/char/random.c: the
> CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ and CONFIG_HAVE_DYN_ARRAY #ifdef jungle is not
> acceptable. I think the best way out is to convert the whole kernel to
> the new facilities (as safely as possible, without breaking other
> architectures), and making sure that the end result is easy to
> understand and intuitive.

# grep CONFIG_HAVE_ drivers/char/random.c
#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ
#ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_DYN_ARRAY
#ifndef CONFIG_HAVE_SPARSE_IRQ

just want to make other arch is untouched.

>
> so i dont mind the current code as long as the extra complications are
> temporary during a safe conversion - but we should work on eliminating
> all those complications before thinking about upstream merging.
>
> Ingo
>
> -------------------->
> the irq/sparseirq git tree can be picked up from:
>
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip.git irq/sparseirq
>

Thanks

Yinghai Lu


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