[RFC PATCH] PCI: rockchip: fix system hang up if activate CONFIG_DEBUG_SHIRQ

Shawn Lin shawn.lin at rock-chips.com
Thu Aug 10 02:14:43 PDT 2017

Hi Jeffy

On 2017/8/10 16:39, jeffy wrote:
> Hi shawn,
> On 08/10/2017 04:21 PM, Shawn Lin wrote:
>> With CONFIG_DEBUG_SHIRQ enabled, the irq tear down routine
>> would still access the irq handler registed as a shard irq.
>> Per the comment within the function of __free_irq, it says
>> "It's a shared IRQ -- the driver ought to be prepared for
>> an IRQ event to happen even now it's being freed". However
>> when failing to probe the driver, it may disable the clock
>> for accessing the register and the following check for shared
>> irq state would call the irq handler which accesses the register
>> w/o the clk enabled. That will hang the system forever.
> i think this extra irq call is to make sure it's safe to get a shared 
> irq when we are freeing it, and we would not get this irq after freed it.
> so maybe just call devm_free_irq before disable clks(and other required 
> resources for the irq handler)? and also do it in the rockchip_pcie_remove.

That works since we free it and the following devm_irq_release would
bail out early. But I know sure if it is the real intention of  the
devm_  irq stuff,  although devm_free_irq should be called to free the
IRQ separately if we want. At least that is so explicit that folks will
know that, as more from the top view, it seems only a little drivers
there call devm_free_irq for this case by looking into some more
drivers(Still no any PCIe drivers do that).

Not sure if their systems are robust enough that could access the
register w/o clk, even without power domain enabled.


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