[PATCH v2 14/15] ARM: dts: bcm2711: Add the BSC interrupt controller

Florian Fainelli f.fainelli at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 13:49:17 EST 2021

On 2/10/21 7:49 AM, Dave Stevenson wrote:
> Hi Marc.
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2021 at 15:30, Marc Zyngier <maz at kernel.org> wrote:
>> Hi Maxime,
>> On 2021-02-10 14:40, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>>> Hi Dave,
>>> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 09:49:05AM +0000, Dave Stevenson wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 14:23, Maxime Ripard <maxime at cerno.tech> wrote:
>>>>> The BSC controllers used for the HDMI DDC have an interrupt controller
>>>>> shared between both instances. Let's add it to avoid polling.
>>>> This seems to have unintended side effects.
>>>> GIC interrupt 117 is shared between the standard I2C controllers
>>>> (i2c-bcm2835) and the l2-intc block handling the HDMI I2C interrupts.
>>>> Whilst i2c-bcm2835 requests the interrupt with IRQF_SHARED, that
>>>> doesn't appear to be an option for l2-intc registering as an interrupt
>>>> controller. i2c-bcm2835 therefore loses out and fails to register for
>>>> the interrupt.
>>>> Is there an equivalent flag that an interrupt controller can add to
>>>> say that the parent interrupt is shared? Is that even supported?
>>> Indeed, it looks like setting an equivalent to IRQF_SHARED would be the
>>> solution, but I couldn't find anything that would allow us to in the
>>> irqchip code.
>>> Marc, Thomas, is it something that is allowed?
>> No, not really. That's because the chained handler is actually an
>> interrupt flow, and not a normal handler. IRQF_SHARED acts at the wrong
>> level for that.
>> I can see two possibilities:
>> - the l2-intc gets turned into a normal handler, and does the demux
>>    from there. Horrible stuff.
>> - the i2c controller gets parented to the l2c-int as a fake interrupt,
>>    and gets called from there. Horrible stuff.
>> Pick your poison... :-/
> Thanks for the info.
> Option 3 - remove l2-intc and drop back to polling the i2c-brcmstb
> blocks (which the driver supports anyway).
> HDMI I2C generally isn't heavily used once displays are connected, so
> I'd be OK with that.
> (We can keep the l2-intc that handles CEC and HPD as that is on a
> unique GIC interrupt).

Agreed, Maxime or Nicolas do you want me to send a revert of this patch?

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