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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 10/16] irqchip/bcm2836: Configure mailbox interrupts as standard interrupts
Hi Marc,

On 01.09.2020 16:43, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> In order to switch the bcm2836 driver to privide standard interrupts
> for IPIs, it first needs to stop lying about the way things work.
> The mailbox interrupt is actually a multiplexer, with enough
> bits to store 32 pending interrupts per CPU. So let's turn it
> into a chained irqchip.
> Once this is done, we can instanciate the corresponding IPIs,
> and pass them to the architecture code.
> Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <>

This one also fails. It breaks booting of Raspberry Pi 3b boards (both
in ARM and ARM64 mode):

NR_IRQS: 16, nr_irqs: 16, preallocated irqs: 16
8<--- cut here ---
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
pgd = (ptrval)
[00000000] *pgd=80000000004003, *pmd=00000000
Internal error: Oops: 80000206 [#1] SMP ARM
Modules linked in:
CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 5.9.0-rc4+ #9166
Hardware name: BCM2835
PC is at 0x0
LR is at irq_percpu_enable+0x40/0x50
pc : [<00000000>]    lr : [<c0274638>]    psr: 600000d3
sp : c1201e00  ip : c1201e18  fp : c1201e14
r10: c0ef23dc  r9 : c120583c  r8 : 00000000
r7 : 00000011  r6 : eb032d00  r5 : 00000000  r4 : eb032d00
r3 : 00000000  r2 : 00000000  r1 : 00000000  r0 : eb032d18
Flags: nZCv  IRQs off  FIQs off  Mode SVC_32  ISA ARM  Segment user
Control: 30c5383d  Table: 00003000  DAC: fffffffd
Process swapper/0 (pid: 0, stack limit = 0x(ptrval))
Stack: (0xc1201e00 to 0xc1202000)
[<c02745f8>] (irq_percpu_enable) from [<c0272498>]
 r5:c1204ec8 r4:00000000
[<c02723f4>] (enable_percpu_irq) from [<c020ded0>]
 r8:c107ba80 r7:00000018 r6:00000011 r5:c1204ee0 r4:00000001
[<c020de94>] (ipi_setup.part.0) from [<c1005684>]
 r5:c1204ee0 r4:00000008
[<c10055ac>] (set_smp_ipi_range) from [<c1023388>]
 r8:c1366820 r7:c1204ec8 r6:00000010 r5:00000001 r4:00000000
[<c10231c8>] (bcm2836_arm_irqchip_l1_intc_of_init) from [<c102f28c>]
 r9:00000000 r8:c1201f34 r7:c1204ec8 r6:c1201f2c r5:c1201f2c r4:eb004880
[<c102f100>] (of_irq_init) from [<c1022f4c>] (irqchip_init+0x1c/0x24)
 r10:0000006c r9:00000000 r8:00000000 r7:ffffffff r6:cccccccd r5:c0eb7abe
[<c1022f30>] (irqchip_init) from [<c1003960>] (init_IRQ+0x30/0x98)
[<c1003930>] (init_IRQ) from [<c1000ebc>] (start_kernel+0x3b4/0x628)
 r5:c0eb7abe r4:c12c1000
[<c1000b08>] (start_kernel) from [<00000000>] (0x0)
 r10:30c5387d r9:410fd034 r8:02600000 r7:00000000 r6:30c0387d r5:00000000
Code: bad PC value
random: get_random_bytes called from init_oops_id+0x30/0x4c with crng_init=0
---[ end trace 0000000000000000 ]---
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task!
---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task! ]---

> ---
> drivers/irqchip/irq-bcm2836.c | 151 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
> 1 file changed, 125 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
> ...

Best regards
Marek Szyprowski, PhD
Samsung R&D Institute Poland

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