Re: [PATCH 4/5] Centralise NO_IRQ definition

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 17:23:11 EST

> If we make PCI_NO_IRQ be -1, then PC's need to remap 0 to that value. In
> pretty much _exactly_ the same places that I suggest that the ppc code
> should do it.

No. Remapping a valid number to something else means remapping at
runtime for all things that manipulate an irq : issuing it,
enable/disable callbacks, etc...

"Fixing" the definition of "no irq" on x86 means only changing the boot
code that sets up irq numbers, whatever it is.

Thus what solution is technically superior can be argued based on the
fact that your solution introduce overhead to code path that are hot
during normal kernel operations.


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