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SubjectRe: [RFC v2] x86: Select HARDIRQS_SW_RESEND on x86
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Hi Thomas,

On 1/24/20 4:19 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> Hans,
>
> Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com> writes:
>>
>> The Intel GPIO controllers do not allow implementing irq_retrigger without
>> emulating it in software, at which point we are better of just using the
>> generic HARDIRQS_SW_RESEND mechanism rather then re-implementing software
>> emulation for this separately in aprox. 14 different pinctrl drivers.
>
> Indeed.
>
>> I'm sending this out as a RFC since I'm not %100 sure this is the best
>> solution and it seems like a somewhat big change to make.
>
> It's not that bad. The only affected interrupt chips on x86 should be
> secondary interrupt chips like the GPIO controller.
>
> ioapic/msi/... have irq_retrigger() functionality, so it won't do the
> software resend.
>
> I just need to stare at the legacy PIC and the virt stuff.
>
>> Also maybe we should add a Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org ??? This seems like
>> somewhat a big change for that but it does solve some real issues...
>
> Yes. Let me stare at the couple of weird irqchips which might get
> surprised. I'll teach them not to do that :)

I know that you are very busy, still I'm wondering is there any progress
on this ?

Regards,

Hans

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