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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 00/77] Re-design MSI/MSI-X interrupts enablement pattern
On Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 03:24:08PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-10-08 at 20:55 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Why not add a minimum number to pci_enable_msix(), i.e.:
> >
> > pci_enable_msix(pdev, msix_entries, nvec, minvec)
> >
> > ... which means "nvec" is the number of interrupts *requested*, and
> > "minvec" is the minimum acceptable number (otherwise fail).
>
> Which is exactly what Ben (the other Ben :-) suggested and that I
> supports...

Ok, this suggestion sounded in one or another form by several people.
What about name it pcim_enable_msix_range() and wrap in couple more
helpers to complete an API:

int pcim_enable_msix_range(pdev, msix_entries, nvec, minvec);
<0 - error code
>0 - number of MSIs allocated, where minvec >= result <= nvec

int pcim_enable_msix(pdev, msix_entries, nvec);
<0 - error code
>0 - number of MSIs allocated, where 1 >= result <= nvec

int pcim_enable_msix_exact(pdev, msix_entries, nvec);
<0 - error code
>0 - number of MSIs allocated, where result == nvec

The latter's return value seems odd, but I can not help to make
it consistent with the first two.


(Sorry if you see this message twice - my MUA seems struggle with one of CC).

> Cheers,
> Ben.
>
>

--
Regards,
Alexander Gordeev
agordeev@redhat.com


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