Re: [PATCH 01/10] irqchip: irq-mips-gic: export gic_send_ipi

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 - 08:49:51 EST

On Mon, 24 Aug 2015, Qais Yousef wrote:

> Some drivers might require to send ipi to other cores. So export it.

Which IPIs do you need to send from a driver which are not exposed by
the SMP functions already?

> This will be used later by AXD driver.

That smells fishy and it wants a proper explanation WHY and not just a
sloppy statement that it will be used later. I can figure that out
myself as exporting a function without using it does not make any sense.


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