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Subject[RFC PATCH 0/5] irq: Allow irqs to be routed to NMI/FIQ
Hi Thomas, Hi Russell:
This RFC is particularly for your attention since it results
directly from feedback I've received from both of you, albeit
quite a few months ago now.

This patchset demonstrates using FIQ to improve the quality of the
PMU trace on ARM systems. To do so it introduces generic changes
that allow irqs to be routed to NMI.

This patchset applies on top of my own patchset:

arm: Implement arch_trigger_all_cpu_backtrace

I think the important points of this set are clear without reference to
the previous patchset but the patches will not run (nor apply cleanly)
without the previous patchset.

Currently these patches strictly honour a request from Russell to avoid
indirection (notifiers, etc) in the ARM default FIQ handler. I have
therefore separated the request that an irq be routed to NMI from the
installation of a handler for it.

Avoiding indirection does raise some problems though, because it means
we arrive in the PMU code without a context pointer. At present I have
just added a global variables into the ARM PMU code in order to hold
information about irq allocations in a form I can safely read from NMI.

Daniel Thompson (5):
arm: irq: Add a __nmi_count stat
irq: Allow interrupts to routed to NMI (or similar)
irq: gic: Add support for NMI routing
arm: perf: Make v7 support FIQ-safe
arm: perf: Use FIQ to handle PMU events.

arch/arm/include/asm/hardirq.h | 1 +
arch/arm/include/asm/pmu.h | 4 +++
arch/arm/kernel/irq.c | 7 +++-
arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c | 2 +-
arch/arm/kernel/perf_event_cpu.c | 35 +++++++++++++++++--
arch/arm/kernel/perf_event_v7.c | 11 ++----
arch/arm/kernel/traps.c | 15 +++++---
drivers/irqchip/irq-gic.c | 75 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
include/linux/interrupt.h | 20 +++++++++++
include/linux/irq.h | 2 ++
include/linux/irqchip/arm-gic.h | 8 ++++-
kernel/irq/manage.c | 29 ++++++++++++++--
12 files changed, 169 insertions(+), 40 deletions(-)


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