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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sysfs: add per pci device msi[x] irq listing (v5)
On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 09:21:48AM -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:08:18 -0400
> Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> wrote:
>
> > This patch adds a per-pci-device subdirectory in sysfs called:
> > /sys/bus/pci/devices/<device>/msi_irqs
> >
> > This sub-directory exports the set of msi vectors allocated by a given
> > pci device, by creating a numbered sub-directory for each vector beneath
> > msi_irqs. For each vector various attributes can be exported. Currently the
> > only attribute is called mode, which tracks the operational mode of that vector
> > (msi vs. msix)
> >
>
> Ok this adds new ABI in the form of sysfs files so I want to make sure
> it's ok.
>
> Matthew has dreams of a more sophisticated MSI-X management scheme, but
> it sounds to me like that will mostly affect the driver interfaces and
> shouldn't be incompatible with the sysfs scheme you propose here.
>
> If so, great, we can pull this in and maybe one day someone will
> implement better MSI-X support.
>
> If not, I'd like to hear objections now; Neil has been responsive and
> fixed several issues. I don't want to block his patch unless we have
> something concrete that it conflicts with.
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
Ping Jesse, has something gone awry here? I've not seen this show up in your
tree yet.

Thanks & Regards
Neil





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