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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.21-rt2] PowerPC: decrementer clockevent driver
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On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 17:41 +0400, Sergei Shtylyov wrote:
> From the "PowerPC Operating Environment Architecture" that I've
> already
> quoated t follows that POWER4-compatible decremented exception *must*
> be edge
> triggered.
>
> > says that an exception is generated when the MSB transitions from 0
> to
> > 1. It's not clear wether the exception sticks while that bit is 1 or
> is
>
> Freescale MPC 7450 manual says the same, for example.

I find it extremely silly to implement it as edge anyway. The EE line is
level triggered, and having a mix of edge and level on the same
exception without a clean way to retrigger the DEC one other than
waiting one tick is just causing trouble.

Ben.


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