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pci_enable_msix: configure device's MSI-X capability structure

NAME

pci_enable_msix - configure device's MSI-X capability structure

SYNOPSIS

int pci_enable_msix(struct pci_dev dev, struct msix_entry entries, int nvec);

ARGUMENTS

dev

pointer to the pci_dev data structure of MSI-X device function

entries

pointer to an array of MSI-X entries (optional)

nvec

number of MSI-X irqs requested for allocation by device driver

DESCRIPTION

Setup the MSI-X capability structure of device function with the number of requested irqs upon its software driver call to request for MSI-X mode enabled on its hardware device function. A return of zero indicates the successful configuration of MSI-X capability structure with new allocated MSI-X irqs. A return of < 0 indicates a failure. Or a return of > 0 indicates that driver request is exceeding the number of irqs or MSI-X vectors available. Driver should use the returned value to re-send its request.

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