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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm: irq: Allow for specification of no preallocated irqs
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 04:29:43PM -0800, Michael Bohan wrote:
> On 1/19/2012 3:04 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
> >No doubt that arch_probe_nr_irqs is doing the wrong thing on ARM, but no
> >pre-allocation is not what we want either. We ultimately want
> >arch_probe_nr_irqs to return NR_IRQS_LEGACY (16) to reserve IRQ0 (aka
> >NO_IRQ) and legacy ISA IRQs. With my series, NR_IRQS is set to
> >NR_IRQS_LEGACY for SPARSE_IRQ. You can accomplish the same thing without
> >that series by setting .nr_irqs to NR_IRQS for non-DT and to
> >NR_IRQS_LEGACY for DT. For platforms to work in single kernel builds,
> >they will need to select SPARSE_IRQ.
>
> One issue here is that IRQ_BITMAP_BITS is defined as a function of
> NR_IRQS. Currently, there's a hack in place that arbitrarily tacks
> on 8196 bits to the end, giving the max virq supported as 8212 with
> your patches. Unfortunately, the system I'm running on will require
> higher values than that, so this actually breaks me.

Are that many irqs actually going to be in-use at one time? If not, then the driver should use the irq_domain radix tree reverse map anyway.

g.



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