Re: [PATCH 1/4] mfd: arizona: Add additional dummy IRQ callbacks

From: Lee Jones
Date: Tue Sep 02 2014 - 10:27:04 EST

On Tue, 02 Sep 2014, Charles Keepax wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:56:31PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Aug 2014, Charles Keepax wrote:
> >
> > > We use a dummy IRQ chip to dispatch interrupts to the two seperate IRQ
> > > domains on the Arizona devices. Currently only the enable and disable
> > > callbacks are defined however, there are some situations where additional
> > > callbacks will be used from the IRQ core, which currently results in an
> > > NULL pointer deference. Add handlers for more of the IRQ callbacks and
> > > combine these into a single function since they are all identical.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Charles Keepax <ckeepax@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > ---
> >
> > If you provide .irq_enable(), then .irq_unmask becomes redundant
> > and/or is checked for before invoking. There is a chance of
> > .irq_mask() being called, but if this is a problem, it should be fixed
> > in the IRQ Chip code. There is also one unprotected invocation of
> > .irq_ack(), but I think this should be fixed rather than forcing each
> > user of IRQ Chip to provide all of these call-backs.
> So I have been looking at this further and going back over things
> from when the issue was discovered and it looks like it was
> probably the unprotected irq_ack call (in handle_edge_irq) that
> was the problem. But thinking about this more I am fairly
> convinced that the call is unprotected because it is expected that
> an edge IRQ will always have an ack, as it doesn't really make
> sense for an edge IRQ to not have an ack.
> The IRQ chip here is just a software device to distribute the IRQ
> to the two sub-domains. As such I think the problem lies here:
> irq_set_chip_and_handler(virq, &arizona_irq_chip, handle_edge_irq);
> I am pretty sure the correct fix is to change this to a
> handle_simple_irq as it is just a software dummy and there is
> nothing really edge triggered about it. Do you see any problems
> with that as a solution?

I don't pretend to be an expert on the IRQ framework, but this
certainly looks a lot less hacky than your previous submission.

Lee Jones
Linaro STMicroelectronics Landing Team Lead â Open source software for ARM SoCs
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