[PATCH] irqchip/gic-v3: Support MSIs via aliases and distributor

Srinivas Kandagatla srinivas.kandagatla at linaro.org
Wed Feb 14 04:08:14 PST 2018

On 27/11/17 10:24, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> Some GIC configurations don't have an accessible ITS, but they
> want to support MSIs through the distributor's SETSPI registers
> or through the IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED message-based interrupt
> request register region. This mode of operation is similar to the
> v2m support on gic-400, but we don't necessarily know what
> particular SPIs are supported as MSIs so we need some help from
> firmware to know what to do.
> Introduce an "arm,spi-ranges" property for this, similar to the
> "marvell,spi-ranges" property, that indicates the base and size
> of each MSI range. This property applies equally to the
> distributor and alias registers. In either case, we detect this
> mode of operation by looking for a node with the "msi-controller"
> property and then probe the v2m frame code on top of it. Assume
> these nodes will have the "arm,spi-ranges" property in them so
> that the v2m code works mostly unmodified.
> Cc: <devicetree at vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: Srinivas Kandagatla <srinivas.kandagatla at linaro.org>
> Cc: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier at arm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd at codeaurora.org>
> ---
>   .../bindings/interrupt-controller/arm,gic-v3.txt   |  48 +++++++++-
>   drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-v2m.c                      | 102 ++++++++++++++++-----
>   drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-v3.c                       |   4 +
>   include/linux/irqchip/arm-gic-common.h             |   3 +
>   4 files changed, 129 insertions(+), 28 deletions(-)

What's the plan on this?
I have not seen this patch in rc1 or in next.

We have a dependency on this to get WLAN working on DragonBoard820c.


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