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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PCI/MSI: Don't set up INTx if MSI or MSI-X is enabled
On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 7:49 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 06:31:38PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:45 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:

>> > If a device already has MSI or MSI-X enabled, there's no need to set up its
>> > legacy INTx interrupt.
>> Just point to the actual behaviour of this.
> By "point to the actual behaviour", do you mean adding something to
> the changelog along the lines of the following?
> If MSI or MSI-X is enabled, the device uses that. It uses INTx only
> if both MSI and MSI-X are disabled (see PCIe r4.0, sec
> I did add that because I think that spec reference is useful. If you
> have something else in mind, maybe an example would help me
> understand.

I meant that the behaviour now is changed from
check MSI only case
check MSI _or MSI-x_ case

Not all code paths may survive that.

>> In some cases code in question has to distinguish between MSI and
>> MSI-x. So, this or similar changes has to be done with keeping
>> above in mind.
>> (Existing example is Thunderbolt driver)
> Sorry, I didn't get your point here. Certainly some code needs to
> distinguish between MSI and MSI-X, but I don't think that's the case
> here. I'm not proposing to change Thunderbolt; I do see that it uses
> dev->msix_enabled (but not dev->msi_enabled), and it doesn't look like
> using pci_dev_msi_enabled() there would be appropriate.

Exactly, that's why I pointed on above.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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