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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/71] ncr5380: Split NCR5380_init() into two functions
On 11/18/2015 09:35 AM, Finn Thain wrote:
> This patch splits the NCR5380_init() function into two parts, similar
> to the scheme used with atari_NCR5380.c. This avoids two problems.
>
> Firstly, NCR5380_init() may perform a bus reset, which would cause the
> chip to assert IRQ. The chip is unable to mask its bus reset interrupt.
> Drivers can't call request_irq() before calling NCR5380_init(), because
> initialization must happen before the interrupt handler executes. If
> driver initialization causes an interrupt it may be problematic on some
> platforms. To avoid that, first move the bus reset code into
> NCR5380_maybe_reset_bus().
>
> Secondly, NCR5380_init() contains some board-specific interrupt setup code
> for the NCR53C400 that does not belong in the core driver. In moving this
> code, better not re-order interrupt initialization and bus reset. Again,
> the solution is to move the bus reset code into NCR5380_maybe_reset_bus().
>
> Signed-off-by: Finn Thain <fthain@telegraphics.com.au>
>
Reviewed-by: Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.com>

Cheers,

Hannes
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