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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 00/77] Re-design MSI/MSI-X interrupts enablement pattern
On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 09:33:02AM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 03:33:30PM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 12:29:04PM +0200, Alexander Gordeev wrote:
> > > This technique proved to be confusing and error-prone. Vast share
> > > of device drivers simply fail to follow the described guidelines.
> >
> > To clarify "Vast share of device drivers":
> >
> > - 58 drivers call pci_enable_msix()
> > - 24 try a single allocation and then fallback to MSI/LSI
> > - 19 use the loop style allocation as above
> > - 14 try an allocation, and if it fails retry once
> > - 1 incorrectly continues when pci_enable_msix() returns > 0
> >
> > So 33 drivers (> 50%) successfully make use of the "confusing and
> > error-prone" return value.
>
> Ok, you caught me - 'vast share' is incorrect and is a subject to
> rewording. But out of 19/58 how many drivers tested fallbacks on the
> real hardware? IOW, which drivers are affected by the pSeries quota?

It's not 19/58, it's 33/58.

As to how many we care about on powerpc I can't say, so you have a point
there. But I still think the interface is not actually that terrible.

cheers


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