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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v1] irqchip: add support for SMP irq router
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On 06/07/16 11:49, Sebastian Frias wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 07/06/2016 11:30 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>> On 05/07/16 20:24, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 5 Jul 2016, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>>>> Hardcoded? No way. You simply implement a route allocator in your
>>>>> driver, assigning them as needed. And yes, if you have more than 24
>>>>> interrupts, they get muxed.
>>>>
>>>> There is one caveat though. Under some circumstances (think RT) you want to
>>>> configure which interrupts get muxed and which not. We really should have that
>>>> option, but yes for anything which has less than 24 autorouting is the way to
>>>> go.
>>>
>>> Good point. I can see two possibilities for that:
>>>
>>> - either we describe this DT with some form of hint, indicating what are
>>> the inputs that can be muxed to a single output. Easy, but the DT guys
>>> are going to throw rocks at me for being Linux-specific.
>>
>> That's not necessarily Linux specific. The problem arises with any other OS as
>> well.
>>
>>> - or we have a way to express QoS in the irq subsystem, and a driver can
>>> request an interrupt with a "make it fast" flag. Of course, everybody
>>> and his dog are going to ask for it, and we're back to square one.
>>
>> That and the driver does not know about the particular application
>> scenario/system configuration.
>>
>>> Do we have a way to detect which interrupt is more likely to be
>>> sensitive to muxing? My hunch is that if it is requested with
>>> IRQF_SHARED, then it is effectively muxable. Thoughts?
>>
>> That's too late. request_irq happens _after_ the interrupt is set up and the
>> routing established.
>>
>
> What about using 3 values for the interrupt description like the GIC does?
> When connecting to the GIC we say "interrupts = <GIC_SPI 2 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;"
> If devices using this driver (the one from the RFC) requested the interrupt like:
> "interrupts = <0 38 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;"
> "interrupts = <2 27 IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH>;"
> etc.
> with the first field being the "group", then the driver could create a domain
> for the device's IRQ (or associate it to an existing one if it has already been
> created). It would thus serve as a hint on how to create domains and how to
> share IRQs into the same line (domain).
>
> I guess I can get such information from the .translate and .alloc callbacks
> from a newly created domain hierarchy attached to the GIC, right?

This wouldn't work. You need to instantiate the domains long before
you've parsed a single interrupt specifier, otherwise you don't know
where to allocate it from.

Thanks,

M.
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