[PATCH 03/10] dt-bindings: interrupt-controllers: add description of SIC1 and SIC2

Vladimir Zapolskiy vz at mleia.com
Fri Nov 20 10:16:56 PST 2015

Hi Marc,

On 20.11.2015 20:02, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 20/11/15 17:52, Vladimir Zapolskiy wrote:
>> Hi Rob,
>> On 20.11.2015 18:58, Rob Herring wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 03:28:38AM +0200, Vladimir Zapolskiy wrote:
>>>> NXP LPC32xx has three interrupt controllers, namely root Main
>>>> Interrupt Controller (MIC) and two supplementary Sub Interrupt
>>>> Controllers (SIC1 and SIC2), four interrupt outputs from SIC1 and SIC2
>>>> are connected to MIC.
>>>> Also the change describes two additional optional properties:
>>>> * interrupt-controller-name - human readable name of an interrupt
>>>>   controller,
>>> Why? compatible is human readable. If you don't like that, then put the 
>>> string in the driver.
>> in runtime I'd like to differentiate various IRQ chips by name. Here for
>> example I have one compatible "*-sic" and two actual IRQ chips SIC1 and
>> SIC2. If I read /proc/interrupts or /sys/kernel/debug/irq_domain_mapping
>> I would prefer to visualize interrupts from SIC1 and SIC2.
>> I understand that this property is not hardware specific, but there are
>> plenty of similar properties like "label" etc. Probably renaming of the
>> property may help?
> You can always generate the name based on the probing order or the address.

But the probing order is not guaranteed in general.

It might be confusing, if the spec operates with strictly defined SIC1
and SIC2 names, and in runtime the names of interrupt controllers are

Another option might be to introduce different compatibles, but I think
optional label/name property is better.

With best wishes,

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