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SubjectRe: 2.5.41 still not testable by end users
Andi Kleen wrote:
> Andrew Morton <> writes:
> >
> > request_irq() needs to take the allocation mode as an argument.
> > Should always have. Sigh. I'll fix it up sometime.
> If you change it I would change it to let the caller pass it in. Then
> it's explicit and most drivers can just slab it somewhere in their
> private structures without any allocation.

Well that would require that the drivers become aware of struct irqaction,
and make assumptions about how the particular arch handles interrupts.

But it's a bit academic. ia32's request_irq() calls proc_mkdir() and
create_proc_entry(). So there's no point in feeding gfp_flags down
into request_irq or whatever. We need to fix IDE still.
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