[PATCH v5 1/3] initialize each mbigen device node as a interrupt controller.

majun (F) majun258 at huawei.com
Sat Oct 10 02:01:32 PDT 2015

在 2015/10/9 21:47, Thomas Gleixner 写道:
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2015, majun (F) wrote:
>>>> +	info->reg_offset = get_mbigen_vec_reg_addr(info->nid, info->local_pin_offset);
>>> So you fill in a structure with 5 fields and the only information
>> On the other hand, it's a interrupt controller for the devices
>> connected to it.(handled in current patch).
>> To bind these two different irqs, I made a data sutruce named
>> mbigen_irq_data which contains some information of this irq,
>> including private index, pin_offset, nid, and local_pin_offset.
>> All these information can help us to find the corresponding reg addr
>> and msi_irq quickly.
> This is completely wrong. Why would you need two linux virq numbers
> for one interrupt?
> This needs to be expressed in one hierarchy. mbigen is just a
> translator between wired interrupts and MSI, nothing else.
> So the hierarchy is:
>   mbigen -> ITS-MSI -> ITS -> GIC

I think maybe you mean: mbigen -> ITS-pMSI -> ITS- > GIC

But there is a problem If i make the structure like you said.

For example, my hardware structure likes below:

uart ------> mbigen --> ITS-pMSI --> ITS --> GIC

virq1 means the virq number allocted by irq_of_parse_and_map() function
when system parse the uart dts node in initializing  stage.

To create a ITS device, I need to call msi_domain_alloc_irqs() function
in my mbigen alloc function.

In this function, a new virq number(named as virq2 ) which different from
virq1 is allocated.
So, this is a big problem.

If we want to use the hierarchy structure, I think

mbigen -> ITS -> GIC

maybe is a possible way .

The only problem is I need to do some change in ITS driver.

I mean move its_create_device() and its_find_device() into

But this solution is similar to my v3 patch.

Ma Jun

> No need for extra levels of indirection. Your mbigen irqchip callbacks
> are simply doing:
>     parent->callback(parent_data);
> and you get that for free when using the hierarchy. No need for that
> chained interrupt handler either.

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