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Date:   Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:08:24 +0000
From:   Marc Zyngier <>
To:     John Garry <>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] genirq/affinity: Add irq_update_affinity_desc()

Hi John,

On 2020-11-26 10:47, John Garry wrote:
> Hi Marc,
>>> Right, I did consider this.
>> FWIW, I've pushed my hack branch[1]
> Did you miss that reference?

I did:

>> out with a couple of patches
>> for you to try (the top 3 patches). They allow platform-MSI domains
>> created by devices (mbigen, ICU) to be advertised as shared between
>> devices, so that the low-level driver can handle that in an 
>> appropriate
>> way.
>> I gave it a go on my D05 and nothing blew up, but I can't really 
>> remove
>> the kernel module, as that's where my disks are... :-/
> You still should be able to enable my favorite
> CONFIG_DEBUG_TEST_DRIVER_REMOVE=y, while the distro still boot. But
> I'll just test if you want.

Ah! Let me try that then. Having been debugging some ugly driver removal
lately, I wish I had known that config option and inflicted it on their


>> And while the mbigen port that is connected to the SAS controller
>> doesn't seem to be shared between endpoints, some other ports 
>> definitely
>> are:
>> # cat /sys/kernel/debug/irq/domains/\\_SB.MBI1
>> name:   \_SB.MBI1
>>   size:   409
>>   mapped: 192
>>   flags:  0x00000003
>> [...]
>> I guess that the other 217 lines are connected somewhere.
> I think that is not the right one. See

I know, I was just outlining the fact that some of the mbigen
ports are shared between devices, and MBI1 seems to be an example
of that (though my reading of ASL is... primitive).


Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...

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