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Date:	Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:39:37 -0400 (EDT)
From:	Nicolas Pitre <>
To:	Stephen Boyd <>
cc:	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Jason Cooper <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] irqchip: gic: Allow gic_arch_extn hooks to call into

On Tue, 12 Aug 2014, Stephen Boyd wrote:

> On 08/05/14 19:34, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> >
> >> It allows us to synchronize with another CPU that may be inside
> >> gic_raise_softirq(). If the other CPU was in that function then this CPU
> >> would wait until it was done sending the IPI to continue along and
> >> reroute them. If the other CPU was just about to grab the sgi lock then
> >> we would guarantee that the CPU would see the new gic_cpu_map value and
> >> thus any redirection is not necessary.
> > OK I get it now.
> >
> >> I hoped that the commit text explained this.
> > I'm possibly not bright enough to get it the first time.
> >
> >> Honestly it probably isn't a noticeable performance boost either way 
> >> but I think this is the best we can do.
> > Sure, agreed.
> >
> >
> >
> Ok, so which patch is preferred?

I'd say the later.

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