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Re: NR_IRQS and possible irq values on malta

To: Guy Streeter <>
Subject: Re: NR_IRQS and possible irq values on malta
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 22:45:06 +0000 (GMT)
Cc: linux-mips <>
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On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Guy Streeter wrote:

> In mips_pcibios_iack() the irq number is obtained like this:
>               irq = GT_READ(GT_PCI0_IACK_OFS);
>               irq &= 0xff;
> (for coreLV, but similarly for others). This value is used to index
> into an array of size NR_IRQS, which is set in mach-generic/irq.h to
> 128.
>  I realize that when things work right, the value of irq isn't likely
> to get that big, but it seems to me it should be masked down to 127 or
> the NR_IRQS value should be larger. I have no opinion which is the
> right thing to do.

 It looks like a problem in __do_IRQ() (in kernel/irq/handle.c) -- it 
should probably call "BUG_ON(irq >= NR_IRQS)".  MIPS-specific code doesn't 


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