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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ata: Don't use NO_IRQ in pata_of_platform driver
On 12/05/2011 02:21 PM, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 at 01:16:39PM -0600, Rob Herring wrote:
> [...]
>> At least for DT enabled platforms, we could force "no irq" to be 0 in
>> the DT irq code. Searching the dts files, I found 2 occurrences of IRQ0.
>
> Please note that there are HW IRQ numbers and "Virtual" IRQ numbers.
> dev->irq and thus the thing that we pass into request_irq() is a
> virtual IRQ thing, a "cookie".
>
> While in device tree you see real HW IRQ numbers.
>
> Legal VIRQ is always > 0, while HW IRQ could be >= 0.
>

If this was all true, then there would be no discussion.

This is what we are working towards, but irq_chips all over the arm tree
do not support any translation or have base fixed at compile time. Only
a few have been converted. And some ARM platforms may never get
converted to DT.

>> Prima2 has timer on IRQ0, and VersatileAB has watchdog on IRQ0. Prima2
>> should be fine currently as it doesn't use the of_irq_* functions to get
>> the timer irq, but that is an issue as it skips any translation.
>> VersatileAB should be okay with the VIC irqdomain support.
>
> It shouldn't be an issue to use of_irq_*() functions for these IRQs.
> of_irq_*() will remap HW IRQ 0 to some other VIRQ. If it does not do
> this currently, then it's a bug and should be fixed.

I think that's what I'm saying. It's either a bug or incomplete DT
conversion for the platform. Either way, those should get fixed first.

Rob


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