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SubjectRe: 4.13.0-rc4 sparc64: can't allocate MSI-X affinity masks for 2 vectors
From: Christoph Hellwig <>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:39:16 +0200

> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:31:39AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
>> > I fear my commit message (but not the code) might be wrong.
>> > irq_create_affinity_masks can return NULL any time we don't have any
>> > affinity masks. I've already had a discussion about this elsewhere
>> > with Bjorn, and I suspect we need to kill the warning or move it
>> > to irq_create_affinity_masks only for genuine failure cases.
>> This is a rather large machine with 64 or more cpus and several NUMA
>> nodes. Why wouldn't there be any affinity masks available?
> The drivers only asked for two MSI-X vectors, and marked bost of them
> as pre-vectors that should not be spread. So there is no actual
> vector left that we want to actually spread.

Ok, now it makes more sense, and yes the warning should be removed.

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