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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ata: Don't use NO_IRQ in pata_of_platform driver
    On Fri, 2011-12-02 at 11:28 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Dave Martin <> wrote:
    > >
    > > This is now broken on ARM where, for good or bad, NO_IRQ currently is
    > > used and is -1.
    > >
    > > How do we resolve it? If we are ready to eliminate NO_IRQ from
    > > drivers/of/irq.c (or indeed, all code that uses it) and just use 0 for
    > > that case, we should surely just do it... but I'm not confident I can
    > > judge on that.
    > Just stop using NO_IRQ. First in drivers/of/irq.c, then in any drivers
    > as you notice breakage.

    Agreed. In fact the whole hack in drivers/of/irq.c was to accomodate ARM
    which still uses -1, powerpc changed to 0 a long time ago.

    Now that we have a generic remapper between HW and "linux" IRQ numbers,
    there is no reason to stick to -1 even on ARM.

    > Don't *change* NO_IRQ to zero (that whole #define is broken - leave it
    > around as a marker of brokenness), just start removing it from all the
    > ARM drivers that use the OF infrastructure. Which is presumably not
    > all that many yet.
    > So whenever you find breakage, the fix now is to just remove NO_IRQ
    > tests, and replace them with "!irq".


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