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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pci: change msi-x vector to 32bit
Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org> writes:

> On Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:47 pm Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org> writes:
>> > On Friday, August 15, 2008 7:36 pm Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> >> we are using 28bit pci (bus/dev/fn + 12 bits) as irq number, so the
>> >> cache for irq number should be 32 bit too.
>> >>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Yinghai Lu <yhlu.kernel@gmail.com>
>> >> Cc: Andrew Vasquez <andrew.vasquez@qlogic.com>
>> >>
>> >> ---
>> >> drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_def.h | 2 +-
>> >> include/linux/pci.h | 2 +-
>> >> 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>> >>
>> >> Index: linux-2.6/drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_def.h
>> >> ===================================================================
>> >> --- linux-2.6.orig/drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_def.h
>> >> +++ linux-2.6/drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_def.h
>> >> @@ -2109,7 +2109,7 @@ struct scsi_qla_host;
>> >>
>> >> struct qla_msix_entry {
>> >> int have_irq;
>> >> - uint16_t msix_vector;
>> >> + uint32_t msix_vector;
>> >> uint16_t msix_entry;
>> >> };
>> >>
>> >> Index: linux-2.6/include/linux/pci.h
>> >> ===================================================================
>> >> --- linux-2.6.orig/include/linux/pci.h
>> >> +++ linux-2.6/include/linux/pci.h
>> >> @@ -730,7 +730,7 @@ enum pci_dma_burst_strategy {
>> >> };
>> >>
>> >> struct msix_entry {
>> >> - u16 vector; /* kernel uses to write allocated vector */
>> >> + u32 vector; /* kernel uses to write allocated vector */
>> >> u16 entry; /* driver uses to specify entry, OS writes */
>> >> };
>> >
>> > I see a lot of smoke about this, but not a clear consensus. It sounds
>> > like no one objects to making the MSI vector field 32 bits, but there
>> > were a lot of concerns about IRQ vector naming/numbering in general? And
>> > I assume this particular patch isn't 2.6.27 material...
>>
>> There is no need for this particular patch in 2.6.27.
>> It is a trivial bug fix so it can go in whenever.
>>
>> Mostly this is a discussion about code that should land in the 2.6.28
>> timeframe assuming all is well.
>
> Ok, thanks Eric. I'll queue it up for linux-next after the next 2.6.27 pull.

Are you maintaining the pci tree now? I get lost who is doing what some days.

Eric



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