Re: [PATCH v7 1/8] genirq/msi: Add a new MSI_FLAG_IRQ_REMAPPING flag

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Fri Apr 22 2016 - 11:41:44 EST

On Fri, 22 Apr 2016, Eric Auger wrote:
> Robin,
> On 04/22/2016 01:02 PM, Robin Murphy wrote:
> > Hi Eric,
> >
> > On 19/04/16 18:13, Eric Auger wrote:
> >> Let's introduce a new msi_domain_info flag value, MSI_FLAG_IRQ_REMAPPING
> >> meant to tell the domain supports IRQ REMAPPING, also known as Interrupt
> >> Translation Service. On Intel HW this IRQ remapping capability is
> >> abstracted on IOMMU side while on ARM it is abstracted on MSI controller
> >> side. This flag will be used to know whether the MSI passthrough is
> >> safe.
> >
> > Perhaps a nitpick, but given the earlier confusion about what the IOMMU
> > flag actually meant this prompts me to wonder if it's worth adjusting
> > the general terminology before we propagate it further. What I think we
> > actually care about is that one thing or the other "provides MSI
> > isolation" rather than "supports MSI remapping", since the latter is all
> > to easy to misinterpret the way we did in the SMMU drivers.
> The only concern I have is attempts
> to define a PCI bus flag dubbed PCI_BUS_FLAGS_MSI_REMAP combining the
> iommu & msi layer info. In that sense x86 people may not be keen of
> having different terminaologies. Anyway I will follow the consensus, if any.

Yes, please keep that consistent. It makes 'grep' much more conveniant.