Re: [PATCH] (-mm) drivers/pci/msi: explicit declaration of msi_register

From: Greg KH <>
Date: 2006-03-17 10:47:05
On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 03:37:22PM -0800, Roland Dreier wrote:
>     Greg> As msi.c today is pretty platform-specific as is, I don't
>     Greg> have a problem with moving the ia64 stuff also into that
>     Greg> directory.  Especially as it will help solve issues like
>     Greg> this a lot better.
> I think we really want to make drivers/pci/msi.c less
> platform-specific.  Both powerpc and sparc64 are starting to pay
> attention to MSI, so we should really be trying to move things in the
> direction of a clean separation of generic MSI handling and
> Intel-specific bits.

Oh I completely agree.  It's just that the efforts so far to do this has
caused a big #include mess that we are currently in.  And I don't think
that putting pci core structures in the include/linux/ directory is the
correct solution.  If others can come up with cleaner splits of the
code, I incourage it.


greg k-h
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