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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/6] irqchip/mips-gic: Enable & use VEIC mode if available
On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:15:47AM +0000, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> Hi Matt,
>
> On 05/01/18 10:31, Matt Redfearn wrote:
> >
> > This series enables the MIPS GIC driver to make use of the EIC mode
> > supported in some MIPS cores. In this mode, the cores 6 interrupt lines
> > are switched to represent a vector number, 0..63. Currently all GIC
> > interrupts are routed to a single CPU interrupt pin, but this is
> > inefficient since we end up checking both local and shared interrupt
> > flag registers for both local and shared interrupts. This introduces
> > additional latency into the interrupt paths. With EIC mode this can be
> > improved by using separate vectors for local and shared interrupts.
> >
> > This series is based on 4.15-rc6 and has been tested on Boston, Malta &
> > SEAD3 MIPS platforms implementing a GIC with and without EIC mode
> > supported in hardware.
>
> What the status of this series?

FYI I've been meaning to test it with KVM, since host EIC I think will
affect KVM & guest stuff.

Cheers
James
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