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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc5: known regressions :SMP kernel can not generate ISA irq
Ingo Molnar <> writes:

> On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 10:11 -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> > So when you "mask" an edge-triggered IRQ, you can't really mask it
>> at all,
>> > because if you did that, you'd lose it forever if the IRQ comes in
>> while
>> > you masked it. Instead, we're supposed to leave it active, and set a
>> flag,
>> > and IF the IRQ comes in, we just remember it, and mask it at that
>> point
>> > instead, and then on unmasking, we have to replay it by sending a
>> > self-IPI.
>> >
>> > Maybe that part got broken by some of the IRQ changes by Eric.
>> Hmm. The other possibility is that this is a genirq migration issue.
>> Yep. That looks like it. In the genirq migration the edge and
>> level triggered cases got merged and previously disable_edge_ioapic
>> was a noop. Ouch.
> hm, that should be solved by the generic edge-triggered flow handler as
> well: we never mask an IRQ first time around, we only mask it if
> we /already/ have the 'soft' IRQ_PENDING flag set. (in that case the
> lost edge is not an issue because we have the information already - and
> the masking will prevent a screaming edge source)
> but maybe this concept has not been pushed through to the disable/enable
> irq logic itself? (it's only present in the flow handler) Thomas, do you
> concur?

I just looked. I think the logic is actually in there as well.
I keep forgetting disable != mask.

I looks like what is really missing is that we aren't setting

So I think what we really need to do is just set IRQ_DELAYED_DISABLE.
Does the patch below look right?


diff --git a/arch/x86_64/kernel/io_apic.c b/arch/x86_64/kernel/io_apic.c
index 41bfc49..14654e6 100644
--- a/arch/x86_64/kernel/io_apic.c
+++ b/arch/x86_64/kernel/io_apic.c
@@ -790,9 +790,11 @@ static void ioapic_register_intr(int irq
trigger == IOAPIC_LEVEL)
set_irq_chip_and_handler_name(irq, &ioapic_chip,
handle_fasteoi_irq, "fasteoi");
- else
+ else {
+ irq_desc[irq].status |= IRQ_DELAYED_DISABLE;
set_irq_chip_and_handler_name(irq, &ioapic_chip,
handle_edge_irq, "edge");
+ }

static void __init setup_IO_APIC_irqs(void)
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