[PATCH 15/16] ARM: fiq: save FIQ_START by passing absolute fiq number

Shawn Guo shawn.guo at linaro.org
Wed Jun 20 19:53:20 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 11:55:20PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 01:26:56PM +0800, Shawn Guo wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 05:44:02PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > FIQs should be an entirely separate number space from IRQs, as we
> > > may want to totally decouple them from the IRQ stuff (we probably
> > > should have already done this when genirq came along.)
> > > 
> > > About the only stuff FIQs use is the enable/disable_irq as a short
> > > cut to dealing with the mask registers.
> > 
> > I do not quite understand what you are asking for, but I'm guessing it
> > with the patch below.  Please elaborate it a little bit more if that's
> > not what you are asking for.
> I was thinking about moving entirely away from any bits of genirq for
> this.  We shouldn't really be mixing these two things together by
> nabbing some of the IRQ numberspace for this.
> Looking at this code, I'm thinking about taking this further, and
> santising the whole thing... though that's not going to be a quick
> change.

What I'm looking for is a quick and safe fixing for a compile error
when SPARSE_IRQ enabled for imx.  Can we take the original patch as
it is and defer the whole cleanup to another series?


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