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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 10/10] clocksource/drivers/hyper-v: Move handling of STIMER0 interrupts
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On 02/03/2021 22:38, Michael Kelley wrote:
> STIMER0 interrupts are most naturally modeled as per-cpu IRQs. But
> because x86/x64 doesn't have per-cpu IRQs, the core STIMER0 interrupt
> handling machinery is done in code under arch/x86 and Linux IRQs are
> not used. Adding support for ARM64 means adding equivalent code
> using per-cpu IRQs under arch/arm64.
>
> A better model is to treat per-cpu IRQs as the normal path (which it is
> for modern architectures), and the x86/x64 path as the exception. Do this
> by incorporating standard Linux per-cpu IRQ allocation into the main
> SITMER0 driver code, and bypass it in the x86/x64 exception case. For
> x86/x64, special case code is retained under arch/x86, but no STIMER0
> interrupt handling code is needed under arch/arm64.
>
> No functional change.
>
> Signed-off-by: Michael Kelley <mikelley@microsoft.com>

Acked-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>

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