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SubjectRe: [PATCH V3 02/17] irqchip/gic: WARN if setting the interrupt type for a PPI fails
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Hi Marc,

On 05/05/16 13:06, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> Hi Jon,
>
> On 04/05/16 17:25, Jon Hunter wrote:
>> Setting the interrupt type for private peripheral interrupts (PPIs) may
>> not be supported by a given GIC because it is IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED
>> whether this is allowed. There is no way to know if setting the type is
>> supported for a given GIC and so the value written is read back to
>> verify it matches the desired configuration. If it does not match then
>> an error is return.
>>
>> There are cases where the interrupt configuration read from firmware
>> (such as a device-tree blob), has been incorrect and hence
>> gic_configure_irq() has returned an error. This error has gone
>> undetected because the error code returned was ignored but the interrupt
>> still worked fine because the configuration for the interrupt could not
>> be overwritten.
>>
>> Given that this has done undetected and that failing to set the
>> configuration for a PPI may not be a catastrophic, don't return an error
>> but WARN if we fail to configure a PPI. This will allows us to fix up
>> any places in the kernel where we should be checking the return status
>> and maintain backward compatibility with firmware images that may have
>> incorrect PPI configurations.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Jon Hunter <jonathanh@nvidia.com>
>> Acked-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c | 11 +++++++----
>> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c b/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c
>> index ffff5a45f1e3..9fa92a17225c 100644
>> --- a/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c
>> +++ b/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c
>> @@ -56,12 +56,15 @@ int gic_configure_irq(unsigned int irq, unsigned int type,
>>
>> /*
>> * Write back the new configuration, and possibly re-enable
>> - * the interrupt. If we fail to write a new configuration,
>> - * return an error.
>> + * the interrupt. WARN if we fail to write a new configuration
>> + * and return an error if we failed to write the configuration
>> + * for an SPI. If we fail to write the configuration for a PPI
>> + * this is most likely because the GIC does not allow us to set
>> + * the configuration and so it is not a catastrophic failure.
>> */
>> writel_relaxed(val, base + GIC_DIST_CONFIG + confoff);
>> - if (readl_relaxed(base + GIC_DIST_CONFIG + confoff) != val)
>> - ret = -EINVAL;
>> + if (WARN_ON(readl_relaxed(base + GIC_DIST_CONFIG + confoff) != val))
>> + ret = irq < 32 ? 0 : -EINVAL;
>>
>> if (sync_access)
>> sync_access();
>>
>
> I'm going to slightly backpedal on that one:
>
> When running in non-secure mode, you can reconfigure secure interrupts

Do you mean 'cannot'?

> (for obvious reasons). But you don't know which mode you're running in
> either. A typical example is the arch timer, which requests both secure
> and non-secure interrupts, because we cannot know which side of the CPU
> we're running on. In the non-secure case, we end-up with a splat that
> is rather undeserved.

Yes seems sensible.

> So I'm tempted to tone down the splat in the PPI case like this:
>
> diff --git a/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c b/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c
> index 083c303..1605e42 100644
> --- a/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c
> +++ b/drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-common.c
> @@ -63,8 +63,17 @@ int gic_configure_irq(unsigned int irq, unsigned int type,
> * the configuration and so it is not a catastrophic failure.
> */
> writel_relaxed(val, base + GIC_DIST_CONFIG + confoff);
> - if (WARN_ON(readl_relaxed(base + GIC_DIST_CONFIG + confoff) != val))
> - ret = irq < 32 ? 0 : -EINVAL;
> + oldval = readl_relaxed(base + GIC_DIST_CONFIG + confoff);
> + if (oldval != val) {
> + if (irq < 32) {
> + pr_warn("GIC: PPI%d is either secure or misconfigured\n",
> + irq - 16);
> + ret = 0;
> + } else {
> + WARN_ON(1);
> + ret = -EINVAL;
> + }
> + }
>
> if (sync_access)
> sync_access();
>
> Thoughts?

That is fine with me. Do you want me to re-spin or do you want to apply
your change on top? However, before I re-spin would like to get your
thoughts on patches 13-17.

Cheers
Jon

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