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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm: irq: Allow for specification of no preallocated irqs
On 01/19/2012 06:29 PM, Michael Bohan wrote:
> On 1/19/2012 3:04 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
>> No doubt that arch_probe_nr_irqs is doing the wrong thing on ARM, but no
>> pre-allocation is not what we want either. We ultimately want
>> arch_probe_nr_irqs to return NR_IRQS_LEGACY (16) to reserve IRQ0 (aka
>> NO_IRQ) and legacy ISA IRQs. With my series, NR_IRQS is set to
>> NR_IRQS_LEGACY for SPARSE_IRQ. You can accomplish the same thing without
>> that series by setting .nr_irqs to NR_IRQS for non-DT and to
>> NR_IRQS_LEGACY for DT. For platforms to work in single kernel builds,
>> they will need to select SPARSE_IRQ.
>
> One issue here is that IRQ_BITMAP_BITS is defined as a function of
> NR_IRQS. Currently, there's a hack in place that arbitrarily tacks on
> 8196 bits to the end, giving the max virq supported as 8212 with your
> patches. Unfortunately, the system I'm running on will require higher
> values than that, so this actually breaks me.
>
> It seems like the right solution to this problem is to have the
> allocated_irqs bitmap expandable at runtime. Or perhaps use a different
> data structure to begin with?

I believe the correct solution is using the radix tree in irqdomain as
Ben H suggested. Does that not work?

Rob


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