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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 5/5] pseries: Move XICS initialization before cpu

From: David Gibson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 5/5] pseries: Move XICS initialization before cpu initialization
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:55:55 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 01:33:18PM +0100, Alexander Graf wrote:
> On 14.03.2013, at 02:53, David Gibson wrote:
> > Currently, the pseries machine initializes the cpus, then the XICS
> > interrupt controller.  However, to support the upcoming in-kernel XICS
> > implementation we will need to initialize the irq controller before the
> > vcpus.  This patch makes the necesssary rearrangement.  This means the
> We're changing that notion in the in-kernel XICS discussions.  The flow will 
> look like this:
>   * create vcpus
>   * create XICS
>   * foreach (vcpu)
>       * enable_cap(vcpu, CAP_XICS_SERVER, xics_handle)
> However, that means we still need to know the maximum number of
> supported vcpus during the create phase. That number can be bigger
> than smp_cpus though, since you probably want to support hotplug add
> of CPUs later on.
> Can't we just make the number of supported "interrupt servers" a
> constant?

I suppose, but we need an allocation for each one, so its a bit ugly.
In any case although the comment is a bit out of date, this patch also
creates a logical place to put per-cpu XICS initialization which we
will still need for the new interface.

David Gibson                    | I'll have my music baroque, and my code
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