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SubjectRe: How kernel handle interrupts[AX88796B network controller]
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On Fri, 2012-12-21 at 23:34 +0800, Woody Wu wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:05:05AM -0800, anish singh wrote:
> > On Dec 20, 2012 6:30 AM, "Woody Wu" <narkewoody@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi, List
> > >
> > > Where is the Kernel code that handles external interrupts? I want to
> > > have a look at it but haven't found out where it is.
> > >
> > > Actually, I have some basic questions about interrupt handling in Linux.
> > > 1. After Kernel's ISR received an interrupt, I believe it will invoke a
> > > handler defined in a device driver if any. But it should be the
> > > device driver's responsibility or kernel ISR's responsibility to
> > > clear (or acknowledge) the interrupt?
> > If the interrupt in question is currently being handled then in
> > the case of edge triggered interrupt we just mask the interrupt,set it
> > pending and bail out.Once the interrupt handler completes then we check for
> > pending interrupt and handle it.In level triggered we don't do that.
> > Kerenel ISR -this is mixture of core kernel interrupt handling code + your
> > device driver interrupt handler(if this is chip driver which is supposed to
> > get one interrupt and is reponsible for calling other interrupt handlers
> > based on the chip register status then you do explicit masking unmasking
> > yourself).
> > If you device driver is a interrupt controller driver then you register
> > your driver with kernel interrupt handling code and need to write some
> > callbacks such as .mask,.unmask and so on.This callbacks are called at
> > appropiate places whenever the interrupt is raised.This interrupt is then
> > passed to drivers who has requested for this interrupt by calling
> > request_irq.
> > >
> > > 2. My device, an AX88796B network controller, asserting the interrupt
> > > line in a level-triggered manner. Now I met problem with the device
> > that
> > > might caused by the CPU interrupt mode is not set as level-triggered by
> > > edge trigger. My CPU is Samsung S3C2410, an ARM920T powered one. Does
> > > anyone know usually where and how should I do this kind of setting?
> > Just pass the parameter "level triggered" in request_irq in your device
> > driver.
>
> Hi Sign,
>
> I searched the interrupt.h for the all the defined flags that I can pass
> to the request_irq, but there is no a flag looks like "level triggered".
> Would you tell me what you mean the parameter "level triggered"?
irq_set_irq_type(info->irq, IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_LOW)

include/linux/irq.h
IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH - high level triggered
IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_LOW - low level triggered
>
> Thanks.
>
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > > --
> > > woody
> > > I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.
> > >
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