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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] PCI MSI: Store the number of messages in the msi_desc
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On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 06:04 -0600, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 01:48:32PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > Yeah seriously :) The _ is part of it, but MSI_ATTRIB is uglier than
> > PCI_CAP_ID_MSI exactly because it's not PCI_CAP_ID_MSI, which exists and
> > is well defined and is used in the rest of the code.
>
> Here's an improvement over both the status quo and my patch -- simply
> use a single bit called is_msix.

That is cleaner, you get to fix it when they create MSIXX though ;)

> > I didn't say it was a queue, but a Q ;) But I agree it's not a good
> > name, the spec calls it "multiple message enable", nvec would match the
> > existing code best, or log_nvec.
>
> I don't see what's wrong with 'multiple'. log_nvec is clunky, and
> 'multiple' works well as a boolean (since 0 means 1 interrupt).

For me 'multiple' only makes sense as a boolean, but whatever.

> > > > If you're worried about bloating msi_desc, there's several fields in
> > > > there that are per-device not per-desc, so we could do another patch to
> > > > move them into pci_dev or something hanging off it, eg.
> > > > pci_dev->msi_info rather than storing them in every desc.
>
> Ouch. I just used pahole and discovered we were using 72 bytes on
> 64-bit. A swift rearrangement of a u16 gets us back down to 64.

pahole is awesome, nice find.

> Here's the replacement patch:

Perhaps I'm pedantic, but I'd rather it was two patches, one to change
type to is_msix and one to add the multiple flag.

> diff --git a/drivers/pci/msi.c b/drivers/pci/msi.c
> index 8c61304..8f7e483 100644
> --- a/drivers/pci/msi.c
> +++ b/drivers/pci/msi.c

> @@ -180,32 +167,31 @@ void read_msi_msg(unsigned int irq, struct msi_msg *msg)
...
> struct pci_dev *dev = entry->dev;
> int pos = entry->msi_attrib.pos;
> + u16 msgctl;
> +
> + pci_read_config_word(dev, msi_control_reg(pos), &msgctl);
> + msgctl &= ~PCI_MSI_FLAGS_QSIZE;
> + msgctl |= entry->msi_attrib.multiple << 4;
> + pci_write_config_word(dev, msi_control_reg(pos), msgctl);

A #define for "<< 4" would be nice. And should we be paranoid about
potentially writing 0b110 or 0b111 which are reserved?

cheers

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Michael Ellerman
OzLabs, IBM Australia Development Lab

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