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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/8] tip related: radix tree for spareseirq and logical flat clean up
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"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> writes:

> On 02/12/2010 07:44 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for keeping this work alive.
>>
>
> Indeed. I am hoping to put this in tip tomorrow or so.
>
>> I just skimmed through do_IRQ and I happened to notice that
>> we have an unnecessary inefficiency that using a radix tree for
>> irq_to_desc will magnify.
>>
>> handle_irq should take an struct irq_desc * instead of a unsigned int irq.
>>
>> and the per cpu vector_irq array should become a per cpu vector_desc array.
>>
>> As soon as irq_to_desc is more than &irq_desc[irq] this saves us work
>> and cache line misses at the cost of a simple code cleanup.
>
> Good catch. I haven't looked through the details yet, but I presume
> this can be done on top of this changeset?

Codewise the changes should be completely independent.



Probably the trickiest bit is that drivers/xen/events.c calls handle_irq
and makes handle_irq on ia64 a wrapper for __do_IRQ.

Jeremy is there any good reason why drivers/xen/events.c does not just do:

desc = irq_to_desc(irq);
if (desc)
generic_handle_irq_desc(irq, desc);
And instead introduces a weird one-off xen specific multi-arch function?


Eric


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