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Date:	Fri, 18 May 2007 12:01:37 -0600
From:	ebiederm@...ssion.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	"Yinghai Lu" <yhlu.kernel@...il.com>
Cc:	"Siddha, Suresh B" <suresh.b.siddha@...el.com>, mingo@...e.hu,
	ak@...e.de, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, "Zou, Nanhai" <nanhai.zou@...el.com>,
	"Mallick, Asit K" <asit.k.mallick@...el.com>,
	"Packard, Keith" <keith.packard@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [patch] x86_64, irq: check remote IRR bit before migrating level triggered irq

"Yinghai Lu" <yhlu.kernel@...il.com> writes:

> Eric,
>
> ioapic_level irq is limited, So if we keep vector number not changed
> when imgration to other cpus.  It that could help.

We can solve the problem without doing that, and keeping the same
vector number during migration keeps x86 from scaling.  Personally
I would prefer to disallow irq migration.

> it will need modify a little with assign_irq_vector and
> irq_complete_move/smp_irq_move_cleanup_interrupt. because it assume
> vector must be changed.

Yes it does.

Eric
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