[PATCH 1/7] KVM: api: add kvm_irq_routing_extended_msi

Pavel Fedin p.fedin at samsung.com
Tue Jul 7 03:57:51 PDT 2015

> I just don't want to end up with something like:
> (GICV3 && ARM64) || (GICV3 && ARM && KERNEL>4.4) || (SuperIRQC && i986)
> or
> Instead: If the kernel needs it, it tells you. Full stop.


> To be honest it's me to blame here to not having introduced the
> capability earlier. At the moment ARM has a different code path for
> KVM_SIGNAL_MSI, which does not bail out if the flag field is set. With
> Eric's patches this changes and we use the irqchip.c generic code, which
> returns -EINVAL atm. So I plan to introduce this capability already with
> the ITS emulation series, so we can just pick it up in the IRQ routing
> series.

 Then may be you follow https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/7/7/115 and replace flag with something like
KVM_SIGNAL_EXT_MSI ioctl ? After all you were one of people who voted against using flags.

Kind regards,
Pavel Fedin
Expert Engineer
Samsung Electronics Research center Russia

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