[PATCH v2 1/2] ARM: davinci: Allocate extra interrupts

David Lechner david at lechnology.com
Fri Jan 20 10:17:12 PST 2017

On 01/20/2017 05:50 AM, Sekhar Nori wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 January 2017 10:27 PM, David Lechner wrote:
>> On 01/18/2017 03:50 AM, Sekhar Nori wrote:
>>> On Saturday 14 January 2017 01:30 AM, David Lechner wrote:
>>>> This allocates extra interrupts for mach-davinci. These extra interrupts
>>>> are need for things like IIO triggers.
>>> I am not really familiar with IIO triggers. Can you give some more
>>> detail on what fails without this patch?
>> A trigger is used to initiate the reading of an iio device. For example,
>> there is a mechanism for a sysfs trigger. When you write 1 to the sysfs
>> attribute, it triggers an interrupt that is handled by the iio device.
>> Since these triggers use interrupts, you need to allocate spare
>> interrupts in order to set up the trigger. Otherwise, setting up the
>> trigger will fail with an error code (I forgot which one exactly)
>> because all of the allocated irqs have already been assigned to hardware
>> irqs and are not available.
>> Here is where the iio subsytem actually allocates the irq:
>> http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/iio/industrialio-trigger.c#L525
> Alright, I will take a look. Do note that this may not get included in
> the first batch of v4.11 changes I queue. But I promise to come back to
> it soon afterwards.

It is not critical at this point, so it is fine to wait a bit.

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