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SubjectRe: [PATCH] irq: move some interrupt arch_* functions into struct irq_chip.
On 03/10/2010 04:51 AM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-03-10 at 12:06 +0000, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 2:55 AM, <> wrote:
>>> From: Ian Campbell <>
>>> Move arch_init_copy_chip_data and arch_free_chip_data into function
>>> pointers in struct irq_chip since they operate on irq_desc->chip_data.
>>> arch_init_chip_data cannot be moved into struct irq_chip at this time
>>> because irq_desc->chip is not known at the time the irq_desc is
>>> setup. For now rename arch_init_chip_data to arch_init_irq_desc (for
>>> PowerPC, the only other user, whose usage better matches the new name)
>>> and on x86 convert arch_init_chip_data to ioapic_init_chip_data and
>>> call this whenever the IO APIC code allocates a new IRQ.
>>> I've retained the chip_data behaviour for uv_irq although it isn't
>>> clear to me if these interrupt types support migration or how closely
>>> related to the APIC modes they really are. If it weren't for this the
>>> ioapic_{init,copy,free}_chip_data functions could be static to
>>> io_apic.c.
>>> I've tested by booting on a 64 bit system, but it's not clear to me
>>> what actions I need to take to actually exercise some of these code
>>> paths.
>> can you just add another pointer field in irq_desc?
>> some kind of *irq_info etc.
> I think I don't understand what you are suggesting.
> There is already a pointer for irq_chip specific use i.e.
> irq_desc->chip_data. This patchset is just about ensuring that the field
> really is available to any chip implementation rather than just assuming
> it is always used for the acpi chip types (on x86 at least).
> Does adding a second pointer with the same (intended?) semantics as the
> existing one buy us anything?

struct irq_2_iommu *irq_2_iommu;
struct irq_chip *chip;
struct msi_desc *msi_desc;

we already have that for irq_2_iommu and msi_desc


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