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SubjectRe: [RFC] export irq_set/get_affinity() for multiqueue network drivers
David Miller wrote:
> I think we should rather have some kind of generic thing in the
> IRQ layer that allows specifying the usage model of the device's
> interrupts, so that the IRQ layer can choose a default affinities.
>
> I never notice any of this complete insanity on sparc64 because
> we flat spread out all of the interrupts across the machine.
>
> What we don't want it drivers choosing IRQ affinity settings,
> they have no idea about NUMA topology, what NUMA node the
> PCI controller sits behind, what cpus are there, etc. and
> without that kind of knowledge you cannot possible make
> affinity decisions properly.

As long as we get something better than the current behavior, I am fine
with it :)

Brice


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