Re: [PATCH] arm: irq: Allow for specification of no preallocated irqs

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On 1/19/2012 3:04 PM, Rob Herring wrote:
No doubt that arch_probe_nr_irqs is doing the wrong thing on ARM, but no
pre-allocation is not what we want either. We ultimately want
arch_probe_nr_irqs to return NR_IRQS_LEGACY (16) to reserve IRQ0 (aka
NO_IRQ) and legacy ISA IRQs. With my series, NR_IRQS is set to
NR_IRQS_LEGACY for SPARSE_IRQ. You can accomplish the same thing without
that series by setting .nr_irqs to NR_IRQS for non-DT and to
NR_IRQS_LEGACY for DT. For platforms to work in single kernel builds,
they will need to select SPARSE_IRQ.

One issue here is that IRQ_BITMAP_BITS is defined as a function of NR_IRQS. Currently, there's a hack in place that arbitrarily tacks on 8196 bits to the end, giving the max virq supported as 8212 with your patches. Unfortunately, the system I'm running on will require higher values than that, so this actually breaks me.

It seems like the right solution to this problem is to have the allocated_irqs bitmap expandable at runtime. Or perhaps use a different data structure to begin with?

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