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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 00/77] Re-design MSI/MSI-X interrupts enablement pattern
On 10/10/2013 03:17 AM, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 03:24:08PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>
> 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.
>

Is there a reason for the wrappers, as opposed to just specifying either
1 or nvec as the minimum?

-hpa




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