[question] NR_IRQS in genirq
haojian.zhuang at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 08:46:06 EST 2010
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 9:18 PM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, Haojian Zhuang wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm using the latest kernel 2.6.37-rc1. Now I met some issues on genirq.
>> 1. While SPARSE IRQ is enabled, nr_irqs may be larger than NR_IRQS.
>> But the allocated_irqs bitmap (kernel/irq/irqdesc.c) is restricted in
>> NR_IRQS. Is it an issue?
> Why can nr_irqs become larger? Is that a theoretical problem or did
> you run into this ?
My hardware environment is ARM. Each machine description can specify
nr_irqs. In my implementation of PXA, NR_IRQS is fixed for SoC
internal IRQs. And there's some additional board IRQs, we arrange them
between NR_IRQS and nr_irqs. So nr_irqs will be larger than NR_IRQS if
board IRQs exists.
We use dynamic board IRQs since each machine has different
requirement. And CONFIG_HARDIRQ_SW_RESEND is occasionally, I actually
met issue in resend_irqs because of accessing bitmap memory out of
Do you mean that we shouldn't use SPARSE IRQ by this way?
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