[PATCH 5/5] ARM: gic: add OF based initialization
grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Mon Sep 19 20:22:15 EDT 2011
On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Rob Herring <robherring2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/19/2011 04:14 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
>> * ARM Generic Interrupt Controller
>> ARM SMP cores are often associated with a GIC, providing per processor
>> interrupts (PPI), shared processor interrupts (SPI) and software
>> generated interrupts (SGI).
>> Primary GIC is attached directly to the CPU and typically has PPIs and SGIs.
>> Secondary GICs are cascaded into the upward interrupt controller and do not
>> have PPIs or SGIs.
>> Main node required properties:
>> - compatible : should be one of:
>> - interrupt-controller : Identifies the node as an interrupt controller
>> - #interrupt-cells : Specifies the number of cells needed to encode an
>> interrupt source. The type shall be a <u32> and the value shall be 3.
>> The 1st cell is the interrupt type; 0 for SPI interrupts, 1 for PPI
>> The 2nd cell contains the interrupt number for the interrupt type.
>> SPI interrupts are in the range [0-987]. PPI interrupts are in the
>> range [0-15].
>> The 3rd cell is the flags, encoded as follows:
>> bits[3:0] trigger type and level flags.
>> 1 = low-to-high edge triggered
>> 2 = high-to-low edge triggered
>> 4 = active high level-sensitive
>> 8 = active low level-sensitive
>> bits[15:8] PPI interrupt cpu mask. Each bit corresponds to
>> each of the 8 possible cpus attached to the GIC. A bit set to '1'
>> indicated the interrupt is wired to that CPU. Only valid for PPI
> How about a cpu mask of 0 means SPI and non-zero means PPI? Then we can
> drop the first cell.
Cells are cheap, and it is better to be explicit. It is certainly
easier to extend in the future too if the type cell is used.
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