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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] irqchip/irq-pruss-intc: Add helper functions to configure internal mapping
On 7/16/19 6:29 PM, Suman Anna wrote:
> Hi David,
> On 7/10/19 10:10 PM, David Lechner wrote:
>> On 7/7/19 10:52 PM, Suman Anna wrote:
>>> The PRUSS INTC receives a number of system input interrupt source events
>>> and supports individual control configuration and hardware
>>> prioritization.
>>> These input events can be mapped to some output host interrupts through 2
>>> levels of many-to-one mapping i.e. events to channel mapping and channels
>>> to host interrupts.
>>> This mapping information is provided through the PRU firmware that is
>>> loaded onto a PRU core/s or through the device tree node of the PRU
> Thanks for the thorough review and alternate solutions/suggestions.
>> What will the device tree bindings for this look like?
> They would be as in the below patch you already figured.

Ah, makes sense now: the mapping is defined in the remoteproc node
rather than in the interrupt controller node.

>> Looking back at Rob's comment on the initial series [1], I still think
>> that increasing the #interrupt-cells sounds like a reasonable solution.
>> [1]:
> So, there are couple of reasons why I did not use an extended
> #interrupt-cells:
> 1. There is only one irq descriptor associated with each event, and the
> usage of events is typically per application. And the descriptor mapping
> is done once. We can have two different applications use the same event
> with different mappings. So we want this programming done at
> application's usage of PRU (so done when a consumer driver acquires a
> PRU processor(s) which are treated as an exclusive resource). All the
> different application properties that you saw in [1] are configured at
> the time of acquiring a PRU and reset when they release a PRU.
> 2. The configuration is performed by Linux for all host interrupts and
> channels, and this was primarily done to save the very limited IRAM
> space for those needed by the PRUs. From firmware's point of view, this
> was offloaded to the ARM OS driver/infrastructure, but in general it is
> a design by contract between a PRU client driver and its firmware. Also,
> the DT binding semantics using interrupts property and request_irq()
> typically limits these to interrupts only being requested by MPU, and so
> will leave out those needed by PRUs.

Hmm... case 1. is a tricky one indeed. If there are going to be times where
an event requires multiple mappings, I agree that this doesn't seem to fit
into any existing device tree bindings.

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