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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] irqchip/gic-v2m: Add workaround for Broadcom NS2 GICv2m erratum
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On 04/05/16 00:47, Ray Jui wrote:
> Alex Barba <alex.barba@broadcom.com> discovered Broadcom NS2 GICv2m
> implementation has an erratum where the MSI data needs to be the SPI
> number subtracted by an offset of 32, for the correct MSI interrupt to
> be triggered.
>
> We are aware that APM X-Gene GICv2m has a similar erratum where the
> MSI data needs to be the offset from the spi_start. While APM's workaround
> is triggered based on readings from the MSI_IIDR register, this patch
> contains a more general solution by allowing this offset to be
> specified with an optional DT property 'arm,msi-offset-spi'. This patch
> also maintains compatibility with existing APM platforms

It may be more generic, but it also fails to deal with less capable
firmware implementations. In contrast, reading MSI_IIDR is always
possible (assuming you have a unique ID for this v2m implementation).

If you cannot uniquely identify it using an ID register, the usual
alternative is to have a new "compatible" string identifying the
defective part, and set the offset based on this string. This still
fails the ACPI test, but is the least invasive DT-wise.

Thanks,

M.
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