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SubjectRe: [PATCH] MIPS: remove the obsolete RM7000 extended interrupts handler
On Wed, 30 Sep 2020, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:

> > > not yet;-) I have an RM7000 based system in my basement... I'm also
> > > not sure, if R7k O2s need that.
> >
> > One of the more exotic Malta daughtercards used that too I believe. I'd
> > have to check the docs. Of course getting hands on such a daughtercard is
> > another matter, but we continue having RM7000 enabled for the Malta.
>
> I've checked interrupts on P6064 and doesn't use the "extented" interrupts.
> And since O2 uses the same CPU connector for all CPU boards I doubt it
> it either.

Mind that interrupts can be asserted in the RM7k via an external write
request too, and I'm fairly sure SGI hardware would use that rather than
interrupt inputs given that R4000/R4400 SC/MC CPUs only have Int*(0) wired
and all the remaining interrupts are only available via a processor write.
Have you checked that?

> What about Malta ?

So this is the CoreBonito64 daughtercard, which can have either an RM5261
or an RM7061 processor installed. The Int*(9:6) inputs are not mentioned,
which I take it means unconnected, and ExtRqst* has a pull-up and is
otherwise wired to a debug connector only. Which makes me conclude this
feature cannot be used in a standard application with this card.

NB there is another interrupt controller embedded in the Bonito64 system
controller, which on the CoreBonito64, conversely, can actually be enabled
with a jumper and used, but it's not usually either.

Maciej

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