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SubjectRe: [patch] x86, apic: use 0x20 for the IRQ_MOVE_CLEANUP_VECTOR instead of 0x1f
On 01/11/2010 02:53 PM, Suresh Siddha wrote:
>> 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.

What enforces that, though? The used_vector bitmap? In the past it was
enforced simply by being < FIRST_DEVICE_VECTOR.


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