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SubjectRe: How to "register" a GSI for a non PCI non ISA device
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM, Guillaume Knispel
<> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:32:39 -0500
> Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 04:07:19PM +0100, Guillaume Knispel wrote:
>> > On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:02:14 -0500
>> > Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <> wrote:
>> >
>> > > On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 06:23:14PM +0100, Guillaume Knispel wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > can't call it explicitly from my LKM, there should better be a way to
>> > > > make it be called when an ACPI thing is done, or maybe a legacy table
>> > > > parsed.
>> > >
>> > > Can you do it the way xen does? Look in arch/x86/xen/pci.c
>> >
>> > Did not found this file. Besides, isn't Xen a separate architecture
>> Duh! I meant arch/x86/pci/xen.c
>> > from mainline x86, compiled built-in? My goal is to only touch LKM and
>> Not anymore. It is dynamically on if the kernel detects its running under the
>> hypervisor.
>> I am still unclear what you are trying to do. Is it that
>> you have _PRT ACPI tables and your want to have your module be called
>> when those are parsed? If so, then __acpi_register_gsi is your guy -
>> and you can over-write it to your platform. Granted at that point that
>> function parameter should be guarded by some form of locking. Perhaps
>> provide a acpi_register_gsi_fnc() that can be exported out. Would
>> that work for you (I can cook up a patch for that)?
> Sorry if I was unclear, I'll try to make things more explicit.
> We build the platform which obviously differs a little from a PC (but
> just because of the presence of those additional non-ISA non-PCI
> devices), but as far as software is concerned we are trying to make the
> system run with a standard unmodified Linux kernel already built by
> Debian (because rebuilding our own would shift the maintenance of
> that kernel on us instead of Debian, and we would not be good at that)
> So what we can act on are the LKM and the system firmware, but not the
> bzImage.
> The problem I'm facing is that I don't know how to setup a GSI, what
> used to be done by directly calling acpi_register_gsi(), which was
> possible from an LKM when it was exported (for example in 2.6.18,
> which was the kernel used by Intel for their dev board).

A driver should never need to use acpi_register_gsi() directly. It
sounds like you have a non-PCI device that would be described as an
ACPI device in the DSDT. In the Device definition, you include a _CRS
method that tells the kernel what GSI it is using. The PNPACPI
subsystem will parse _CRS and should do the acpi_register_gsi() for
you. Then your driver would use pnp_register_driver() and pnp_irq()
to learn the IRQ. drivers/tty/serial/8250_pnp.c is an example.


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