[PATCH 03/11] pinctrl: sunxi: Move setting of mux to irq type from unmask to set_type

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Tue May 27 02:01:03 PDT 2014


On 05/27/2014 10:09 AM, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 09:47:58AM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> With level triggered interrupt mask / unmask will get called for each
>> interrupt, doing the somewhat expensive mux setting on each unmask thus is
>> not a good idea. Instead move it to the set_type callback, which is typically
>> done only once for each irq.
> *This* is the bad idea. Nothing prevents you from calling
> gpio_get_value whenever you just got your interrupt, that will change
> the muxing, and never change it back, effectively breaking the
> interrupts.

Hmm, interesting point, but your assuming 2 things which are both not true:

1) That calling gpiod_get_value changes the muxing, which is not true, all
gpiod_get_value variants end up in drivers/gpio/gpiolib.c _gpiod_get_raw_value()
which does no such thing

2) That unmask will always get called after the gpio_get_value to restore the mux
setting for us, which is not guaranteed at all. Before this patch set pinctrl-sunxi.c
was using handle_simple_irq which does not mask / unmask at all.

And even with an irq-handler which masks / unmasks, what if the irq wakes up
a thread and that thread then does the gpio_get_value ?

Note this is *exactly* what e.g. the mmc gpio card-detect code does, it uses
a thread to read the gpio for debouncing.

Luckily 2. is not a problem, since 1. means that the mux won't get changed at all
so we don't need to change it back.



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