[PATCH v4 10/19] irqchip: Move ARM gic.h to include/linux/irqchip/arm-gic.h

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Sun Jan 6 14:07:12 EST 2013

On 3 January 2013 22:09, Rob Herring <robherring2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/03/2013 03:44 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Thursday 03 January 2013, Rob Herring wrote:
>>> From: Rob Herring <rob.herring at calxeda.com>
>>> Now that we have GIC moved to drivers/irqchip and all GIC DT init for
>>> platforms using irqchip_init, move gic.h and update the remaining
>>> includes.
>> Can you elaborate on why this is done? Does any other code rely on the
>> header file being globally visible, or is there a more general reason
>> to move header files out of asm/ ?
> KVM needs the register definitions for GIC distributor emulation.
> Platform SMP code still needs gic_secondary_init.

While I'm not arguing against this patch, for gic_secondary_init() we
should use a CPU notifier. All platforms calling this function only
pass 0 as argument (and it makes sense, since the GIC CPU interface is
part of primary GIC).


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