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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] git pull request for tip/tracing/core

* Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > >
> > > I just looked at alpha and arm, I'm now looking at ia64. And this could
> > > be an issue, since it has 14 bits for hard irqs.
> > >
> > > What would be the impact to make the preempt count a long?
> >
> > Assembly code has to be audited i guess, whether it's treated as an int anywhere.
> > Should work i guess.
>
> Before we go and make the change, Peter brought up a good point on IRC. Is
> there any reason that ia64 needs 1 << 14 IRQs? That's 16384!
>
> Perhaps the better solution wolud be (if possible), to simply lower the
> number of bits.

i'm the wrong person to be asked about that. (Cc:-ed the right people)

Ingo


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