[PATCH 4/4] irqchip: Add bcm2836 interrupt controller for Raspberry Pi 2.

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Mon Jul 13 09:06:10 PDT 2015

Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de> writes:

> On Fri, 10 Jul 2015, Stephen Warren wrote:
>> On 07/07/2015 03:13 PM, Eric Anholt wrote:
>> > +static void bcm2836_mask_per_cpu_irq(unsigned int reg, unsigned int bit)
>> > +{
>> > +	void __iomem *reg_base = intc.base + reg;
>> > +	unsigned int i;
>> > +
>> > +	for (i = 0; i < 4; i++)
>> Is "4" there the CPU count? Perhaps this should use one of the Linux
>> APIs to query the CPU count rather than hard-coding it?
>> Should per-CPU IRQs automatically be masked on all CPUs at once, or only
>> on the current CPU? A very quick look at the ARM GIC driver implies it
>> doesn't iterate over all CPUs when masking per-CPU IRQs.
> Usually per cpu interrupts are only masked on the cpu which is calling
> the function. The whole reason why per cpu interrupts exist is that
> you can share the same interrupt number for all cores.
> So masking all interrupts is not a good idea. In this case if a cpu is
> hot unplugged, then all other cpus would not longer get timer
> interrupts. Not what you really want, right?

I was replicating the behavior of the downstream driver, but it seemed
suspicious.  Converting to using smp_processor_id() to just mask/unmask
this CPU's interrupts seems to have gone fine.
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