Re: [PATCH] kvm: x86: merge kvm_arch_set_irq and kvm_arch_set_irq_inatomic

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Fri Nov 18 2016 - 14:20:13 EST

On 18/11/2016 19:20, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> Am 17.11.2016 um 15:55 schrieb Paolo Bonzini:
>> kvm_arch_set_irq is unused since commit b97e6de9c96. Merge
>> its functionality with kvm_arch_set_irq_inatomic.
>> Reported-by: Jiang Biao <jiang.biao2@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
> As you said, it is unused. Therefore the functionality is superfluous.
> Why merge it?

Because we can handle Hyper-V synthetic interrupts atomically, and that
was the intended usage of kvm_arch_set_irq's code (see commit
c9a5eccac1ab, "kvm/eventfd: add arch-specific set_irq", 2015-10-16).

What happened was that the API changed between commit c9a5eccac1ab and
the merge of the Hyper-V synthetic interrupt patches, and the latter was
not adjusted.


> We can still introduce this later if we ever need it. Or do you have a
> concrete user in mind?
> The patch in general looks good to me. Just wondering if we can't simply
> rip out that single function.