Re: [PATCH v3 4/5] genirq/affinity: allow driver's discontigous affinity set

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Tue Jun 25 2019 - 02:14:24 EST


On Tue, 25 Jun 2019, Ming Lei wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 05:42:39PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Mon, 24 Jun 2019, Weiping Zhang wrote:
> >
> > > The driver may implement multiple affinity set, and some of
> > > are empty, for this case we just skip them.
> >
> > Why? What's the point of creating empty sets? Just because is not a real
> > good justification.
> Patch 5 will add 4 new sets for supporting NVMe's weighted round robin
> arbitration. It can be a headache to manage so many irq sets(now the total
> sets can become 6) dynamically since size of anyone in the new 4 sets can
> be zero, so each particular set is assigned one static index for avoiding
> the management trouble, then empty set will be seen by
> irq_create_affinity_masks().
> So looks skipping the empty set makes sense because the API will become
> easier to use than before.

That makes sense, but at least some of that information wants to be in the
change log and not some uninformative description of what the patch does.

I was not Cc'ed on the rest of the patches so I had exactly zero context.