Re: [PATCH 1/3] msi vector targeting abstractions

From: Mark Maule <maule_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2006-01-12 07:49:29
> > +static inline int msi_arch_init(void)
> > +{
> > +	extern struct msi_ops msi_apic_ops;
> > +	msi_register(&msi_apic_ops);
> > +	return 0;
> > +}
> 
> Don't have an extern in a function, it belongs in a .h file somewhere
> that describes it and everyone can see it.  Otherwise this gets stale
> and messy over time.

In this case, I have a public .h (asm-xxx/msi.h) which needs a data structure
decleared down in a driver-private file (drivers/pci/msi-apic.c).  Do you have
a suggestion for where I should put the msi_apic_ops declaration?  It should
be somewhere such that future msi ops (e.g. sn_msi_ops from patch3) would
be treated consistently.

linux/pci.h seems like one possiblity near where the ops struct is declared,
but that doesn't really seem right, because we'ld want to treat sn_msi_ops
(and future msi ops) the same way.

Maybe just move the extern out of the function and up further in the
asm-xxx/msi.h file?

> 
> > +/*
> > + * Generic callouts used on most archs/platforms.  Override with
> > + * msi_register_callouts()
> > + */
> 
> Care to use kerneldoc here and define exactly what is needed for these
> function pointers?  And you are still calling them "callouts" here :)
> 
> > +struct msi_ops msi_apic_ops = {
> > +	.setup = msi_setup_apic,
> > +	.teardown = msi_teardown_apic,
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> > +	.target = msi_target_apic,
> > +#endif
> 
> Why the #ifdef?  Just drop it, it makes the code cleaner.
> 
> Care to redo this?

ok.  Will submit a new version once we have the placement of the msi_apic_ops
declaration sorted out.

Mark
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