Re: [PATCH v1 0/2] genirq: support multiple IRQ notifier.

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Fri Mar 25 2016 - 16:51:40 EST

On Fri, 25 Mar 2016, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 08:51:51AM -0700, Weongyo Jeong wrote:
> > Each irq_desc only supports one IRQ affinity notifier at current
> > implementation so when we try to register another notifier, it silently
> > unregister previous entry and register new one.
> >
> > However the problem is that if CONFIG_RFS_ACCEL is set, at current
> > implementation no way to set additional IRQ affinity notifier for
> > some NIC cards RFS enabled because it already used for RFS.
> > With this patch we can register multiple IRQ affinity notifiers.
> The whole concept of these irq affinity notifiers seems wrong to me.
> If a device supports MSI-X it should simply request per-cpu or per-node
> vectors and we should prevent affinity changes for them.

You beat me to it. I'm having a half baken prototype to implement this at the
core level. Will post next week.