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SubjectRe: Why MSI is limited to 32 interrupts maximum
On 2016-10-15 06:30, Bharat Kumar Gogada wrote:
>> On Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:37:55 +0000
>> Bharat Kumar Gogada <bharat.kumar.gogada@xilinx.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Bharat,
>>
>> > Can anyone tell why MSI interrupts are limited to maximum 32
>> > interrupts, even though we have 16bit message data register ?
>>
>> That's the very definition of the original PCI MSI: Up to 32
>> consecutive interrupts
>> per function, and a single doorbell address.
>> MSI-X lifts that restriction and offers up to 2048 interrupts that do
>> not have to
>> be contiguous can target individual doorbells. Assuming your MSI
>> controller
>> advertises MSI-X support and that your devices do support it as well,
>> you'll be
>> able to enjoy those.
>>
>
> Thanks Marc, so then only 5 bits of message data register will be
> used, so what is the purpose rest of the bits ?
>

Data field is used to indicate which interrupt number is used. It does
not need to start at 0.


You have 32 consecutive interrupts starting from some arbitrary base.


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>> > Regards,
>> > Bharat
>> >
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