Re: ACPI SCI IOAPIC bug (Re: Fixes for nforce2 hard lockup, apic,io-apic, udma133 covered)

From: Len Brown
Date: Wed Mar 31 2004 - 17:23:35 EST

On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 12:43, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> Note that if changing an I/O APIC input was indeed needed, the
> replace_pin_at_irq() function could be used.

Why is it that all IRQs get their name from the
IOAPIC pin number, but the timer connected to
pin 2 is called IRQ0 instead of IRQ2?

Are there other exceptions to this rule,
or is all the code for re-naming IRQs & pins
effectively just for the timer?

I wonder if we should't be moving to at least a build option which
deletes support for multiple pins at an IRQ, and deletes
suport for non-identity pin->IRQ mapping.

> I still wonder why these arrangements are made so late in a boot --
> after
> all, ACPI IRQ configuration is table-driven and does not require any
> specific hardware initialization to work. So it could be done at the
> stage MP-table parsing happens, couldn't it?

While the ACPI table parsing is very early, the _PRT parsing
can happen only after the ACPI interpreter is up, because
the _PRT's are encoded in AML.


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