Re: [PATCH v3 3/4] irq: Allow multiple clients to register for irq affinity notification

From: Kevin Hilman
Date: Fri Sep 26 2014 - 11:10:19 EST

Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 11:29:56AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Sep 2014, Kevin Hilman wrote:
>> > Maybe I'm missing something, or maybe we're just lucky and nobody uses
>> > them together, but irq_set_affinity_notifier() only allows a single
>> > notifier to be registered at any given time. So if you had a system
>> A single notifier per irq .....
> So what about two drivers wanting to use this notifier, but sharing an
> interrupt?
> It sounds to me like this notifier was misdesigned from the very start,
> and it should always have supported multiple notifiers.

I agree.

$SUBJECT patch tries to add that support, and is part of a series
wanting to use these notifiers in the PM QoS subsystem, while at the
same time not breaking existing users.

I suppose this series could be written without $SUBJECT patch, and
crossing fingers in the hopes that an existing user of the notifiers
doesn't also need to use the pm_qos constraints, but that seems like
knowingly leaving an armed landmine laying around.

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