Re: [PATCH v1 2/2] x86: kconfig: remove X86_UP_APIC

From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Thu Mar 12 2015 - 11:18:42 EST

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 02:42:01AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 12.03.15 at 00:10, <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > config X86_LOCAL_APIC
> > def_bool y
> > - depends on X86_64 || SMP || X86_32_NON_STANDARD || X86_UP_APIC || PCI_MSI
> > + depends on X86_64 || SMP || X86_32_NON_STANDARD || PCI_MSI
> I.e. building a 32-bit kernel with APIC support but with !SMP, !PCI_MSI,
> and !X86_32_NON_STANDARD will now be impossible.

These are the requirements for X86_UP_APIC though.

> Surely not what the patch description says.

The only removal I see here is the option to opt-in or out of
X86_UP_APIC when PCI_MSI is *not* enabled provided you meet the

> > --- a/drivers/pci/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/pci/Kconfig
> > @@ -5,6 +5,8 @@ config PCI_MSI
> > bool "Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)"
> > depends on PCI
> > select GENERIC_MSI_IRQ
> > + select X86_LOCAL_APIC
> > + select X86_IO_APIC
> I don't see the need for the latter - MSI specifically works without
> any IO-APIC interaction.

Although it can some MSI platforms need it as Bryan originally
had expressed in his original patch [0] that Intel CE, Intel MID
and Intel Quark are all 32-bit uniprocessor systems with IO-APICs
that also use PCI-MSI, so this is not a hard requirement but rather
compromising on enabling it since the the X86_IOAPIC cost is only
~12 KiB at with no performance penalty.

> And for the former you should decide
> which way you want it - PCI_MSI select X86_LOCAL_APIC
> (probably the right thing in x86, but surely wrong everwhere
> else, i.e. this at least needs a condition tagged onto it)

selects are done *iff* the dependencies are met, otherwise we can't
select it, that's all, so the *iff* is implicit.

> or
> X86_LOCAL_APIC depend on PCI_MSI; in no case should this
> be a forward _and_ reverse dependency.

There is no reverse requirement here because of the select.
The trick here is the select implies the depends the value
you are selecting has.

mcgrof@ergon ~/linux-next (git::master)$ export ARCH=alpha
mcgrof@ergon ~/linux-next (git::master)$ make allnoconfig
mcgrof@ergon ~/linux-next (git::master)$ make menuconfig
--> System setup --->
[*] Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
mcgrof@ergon ~/linux-next (git::master)$ grep -i APIC .config
mcgrof@ergon ~/linux-next (git::master)$ echo $?

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