[PATCH] irqchip: add support for Marvell Orion SoCs

Sebastian Hesselbarth sebastian.hesselbarth at gmail.com
Thu May 2 18:37:20 EDT 2013

On 05/03/2013 12:09 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 02 May 2013, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
>>> Just look at the various implementations in drivers/irqchip/ and find
>>> out how similar they are. Moving code to drivers/irqchip/ does not
>>> make an excuse for reestablishing the mess which was addressed by the
>>> generic irq chip implementation.
>>> Can you - and that means all of you ARM folks - please get your gear
>>> together and add the missing features to the generic irq chip
>>> implementation? I'm not going to accept more of that OF/DT frenzy.
>> So you are suggesting to have a "linux,generic-intc" or you want me
>> to have "marvell,orion-intc" make use of generic irq chip again?
>> The second is easy, the first will take me a while to think about
>> proper DT properties how to encode mask/unmask/ack/.. availability
>> and offsets.
> I think it should not be "linux,..." since the description can
> well be OS independent. I don't have a good idea for a generic
> name, but it's not very important.
> The main missing piece in the generic irqchip code at the moment
> is support for the linear irqdomain. Once we have that, a lot of
> code can be simplified significantly.

Arnd, Thomas,

I still don't get it completely. Are you requesting a full blown
DT-enabled generic irq chip driver that can be setup by DT properties?

Or is it just to have current generic irq chip play with linear

If it is just linear irqdomain, then I can have a look at it
now. I would first send v2 to allow the others to integrate
Kirkwood, Orion5x, and Discovery Innovation. Then v3 will
touch generic irq and merge that with orion irqchip.

(@Jason C: Are you sure that I should merge dove and orion
irqchip patches? I doubt that anything touching generic irq
will not go through irq tree.)


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