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SubjectRe: [patch] x86, apic: use 0x20 for the IRQ_MOVE_CLEANUP_VECTOR instead of 0x1f
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On Fri, 2010-01-08 at 18:19 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 01/08/2010 06:09 PM, Suresh Siddha wrote:
> >
> > So change the IRQ_MOVE_CLEANUP_VECTOR to 0x20 and allow 0x21-0x2f to be used
> > for device interrupts. 0x30-0x3f will be used for ISA interrupts (these
> > also can be migrated in the context of IOAPIC and hence need to be at a higher
> > priority level than IRQ_MOVE_CLEANUP_VECTOR).
> >
>
> You're referring to when they're accessed as IOAPIC interrupts as
> opposed to ExtInt interrupts?

yes.

> > -/*
> > - * First APIC vector available to drivers: (vectors 0x30-0xee). We
> > - * start allocating at 0x31 to spread out vectors evenly between
> > - * priority levels. (0x80 is the syscall vector)
> > - */
> > -#define FIRST_DEVICE_VECTOR (IRQ15_VECTOR + 1)
> > -#define VECTOR_OFFSET_START 1
> > -
> > #define NR_VECTORS 256
> >
> > #define FPU_IRQ 13
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c
> > index d5bfa29..5c090a1 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/io_apic.c
> > @@ -1162,8 +1162,8 @@ __assign_irq_vector(int irq, struct irq_cfg *cfg, const struct cpumask *mask)
> > * Also, we've got to be careful not to trash gate
> > * 0x80, because int 0x80 is hm, kind of importantish. ;)
> > */
> > - static int current_vector = FIRST_DEVICE_VECTOR + VECTOR_OFFSET_START;
> > - static int current_offset = VECTOR_OFFSET_START % 8;
> > + static int current_vector = FIRST_DEVICE_VECTOR;
> > + static int current_offset = 0;
> > unsigned int old_vector;
> > int cpu, err;
> > cpumask_var_t tmp_mask;
> >
>
> I'm not entirely sure I like losing this bit, even though it isn't
> really necessary with your changes (VECTOR_OFFSET_START would be 0).
> I'm afraid we might end up with the same buglet being "reinvented" later.

Ok. We should be able to retain that bit. I will send another version
shortly.

> However, my most serious concern with this patch is that there is a
> fairly significant change due to this patch, which is that the legacy
> IRQ vectors now fall *inside* the FIRST_DEVICE_VECTOR range. This isn't
> a bad thing -- in fact, it is fundamentally the right thing to do
> especially once we consider platforms which *don't* have the legacy IRQs
> -- but it makes me scared of unexpected behavior changes as a result.
> If you feel confident that that is not the case, could you outline why
> it shouldn't be a problem?

In irqinit.c, we statically pre-assign the per-cpu vector to irq
mappings (vector_irq) for all the legacy IRQ vectors. Similarly irq_cfg
is statically initialized for legacy IRQ's in io_apic.c. So we won't be
able to use this space for anything else.

thanks,
suresh



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