Re: [PATCH] fix platform_rename_gsi related ia32 build breakage

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 17:31:58 EST

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Len Brown wrote:
> I used a function pointer here because the same kernel binary must be
> able to run on an ES7000 or a non-ES7000, so the compile-time inline
> idiom doesn't work.

Sure it does. Do something like this in a header file

static inline int translate_irq_number(...)
return fn_ptr_xxx();
return irq;

which means that yes, it uses the function pointer when it is meaningful,
but if there is no point, the code just goes away.

> If you read this far and have suggestions for a more descriptive name
> than platform_rename_gsi(), just let me know.

At _least_ write out what the hell "gsi" is.

TLA's are bad. "gsi" apparently isn't the Geological Survey of Ireland,
but that's all I can tell from google.

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