[PATCH v10 01/11] irq: gic: support hip04 gic
jason at lakedaemon.net
Fri Jul 18 05:05:26 PDT 2014
On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 10:04:00AM +0800, Haojian Zhuang wrote:
> There's a little difference between ARM GIC and HiP04 GIC.
> * HiP04 GIC could support 16 cores at most, and ARM GIC could support
> 8 cores at most. So the difination on GIC_DIST_TARGET registers are
> different since CPU interfaces are increased from 8-bit to 16-bit.
> * HiP04 GIC could support 510 interrupts at most, and ARM GIC could
> support 1020 interrupts at most.
> Signed-off-by: Haojian Zhuang <haojian.zhuang at linaro.org>
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/gic.txt | 1 +
> drivers/irqchip/irq-gic.c | 141 +++++++++++++++++++-------
> 2 files changed, 108 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-)
I need to apologize. This is my first full cycle maintaining irqchip
and I'm still coming up to speed. The tl;dr is, I'm just not
comfortable with the approach in this patch.
If irq-gic.c was only used by one SoC, it'd be different, but in the
scenario we have, I think it would be best if this were a separate
driver, say irq-gic-hip04.c. You can link in irq-gic-common.o to get
gic_dist_config(), and you'll be able to remove a lot of the static
functions and conditionals.
I really think it's worth the extra maintenance overhead to do it this
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