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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] gpio: omap: convert to use generic irq handler
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On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 12:28 PM, Grygorii Strashko
<grygorii.strashko@ti.com> wrote:

> This patch converts TI OMAP GPIO driver to use generic irq handler
> instead of chained IRQ handler. This way OMAP GPIO driver will be
> compatible with RT kernel where it will be forced thread IRQ handler
> while in non-RT kernel it still will be executed in HW IRQ context.
> As part of this change the IRQ wakeup configuration is applied to
> GPIO Bank IRQ as it now will be under control of IRQ PM Core during
> suspend.
>
> There are also additional benefits:
> - on-RT kernel there will be no complains any more about PM runtime usage
> in atomic context "BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context";
> - GPIO bank IRQs will appear in /proc/interrupts and its usage statistic
> will be visible;
> - GPIO bank IRQs could be configured through IRQ proc_fs interface and,
> as result, could be a part of IRQ balancing process if needed;
> - GPIO bank IRQs will be under control of IRQ PM Core during
> suspend to RAM.
>
> Disadvantage:
> - additional runtime overhed as call chain till
> omap_gpio_irq_handler() will be longer now
> - necessity to use wa_lock in omap_gpio_irq_handler() to W/A warning
> in handle_irq_event_percpu()
> WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 35 at kernel/irq/handle.c:149 handle_irq_event_percpu+0x51c/0x638()
>
> This patch doesn't fully follows recommendations provided by Sebastian
> Andrzej Siewior [1], because It's required to go through and check all
> GPIO IRQ pin states as fast as possible and pass control to handle_level_irq
> or handle_edge_irq. handle_level_irq or handle_edge_irq will perform actions
> specific for IRQ triggering type and wakeup corresponding registered
> threaded IRQ handler (at least it's expected to be threaded).
> IRQs can be lost if handle_nested_irq() will be used, because excecution
> time of some pin specific GPIO IRQ handler can be very significant and
> require accessing ext. devices (I2C).
>
> Idea of such kind reworking was also discussed in [2].
>
> [1] http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-omap/msg120665.html
> [2] http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-omap/msg119516.html
>
> Tested-by: Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com>
> Tested-by: Austin Schuh <austin@peloton-tech.com>
> Signed-off-by: Grygorii Strashko <grygorii.strashko@ti.com>

Patch applied.

I'm thinking that we need some recommendations on how to write
IRQ handlers in order to be RT-compatible. Can you help me lining
up the requirements in Documentation/gpio/driver.txt?

I will write an RFC patch and let you write some additional text
to it in response then we can iterate it a bit.

Yours,
Linus Walleij


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