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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] of/irq: Defer interrupt reference resolution
On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 01:20:39PM +0200, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> Hi Thierry,
>
> On 16/09/2013 10:31, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > This small series allows interrupt references from the device tree to be
> > resolved at driver probe time, rather than at device creation time. The
> > current implementation resolves such references while devices are added
> > during the call to of_platform_populate(), which happens very early in
> > the boot process. This causes probe ordering issues, because all devices
> > that are an interrupt parent for other devices need to have been probed
> > by that time. This is worked around for primary interrupt controllers by
> > initializing them using a device tree specific way (of_irq_init()), but
> > it doesn't work for something like a GPIO controller that is itself a
> > platform device and an interrupt parent for other devices at the same
> > time.
[...]
> I believe this will solve the issue I was hitting back in June where
> of_i2c_register_devices() failed to get the IRQ while doing it at probe
> time was working fine:
>
> http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-i2c/msg12523.html
>
> I couldn't test your patches yet though. I'll try to test as soon as I
> get some free time.

Yes, this series precisely aims at fixing situations as those. It'd be
great if you could give the series a spin to verify that it really works
for your case.

Thierry
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