Re: [PATCH 04/12] MIPS: GIC: Move MIPS_GIC_IRQ_BASE into platform irq.h
From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Wed Sep 03 2014 - 11:09:19 EST
On Tuesday 02 September 2014 15:22:31 Andrew Bresticker wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM, Andrew Bresticker <abrestic@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 1:34 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> On Sunday 31 August 2014 11:54:04 Andrew Bresticker wrote:
> >>> On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 12:57 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> > On Friday 29 August 2014 15:14:31 Andrew Bresticker wrote:
> >>> >> Define a generic MIPS_GIC_IRQ_BASE which is suitable for Malta and
> >>> >> the upcoming Danube board in <mach-generic/irq.h>. Since Sead-3 is
> >>> >> different and uses a MIPS_GIC_IRQ_BASE equal to the CPU IRQ base (0),
> >>> >> define its MIPS_GIC_IRQ_BASE in <mach-sead3/irq.h>.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Signed-off-by: Andrew Bresticker <abrestic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> >>
> >>> >
> >>> > Why do you actually have to hardwire an IRQ base? Can't you move
> >>> > to the linear irqdomain code for DT based MIPS systems yet?
> >>> Neither Malta nor SEAD-3 use device-tree for interrupts yet, so they
> >>> still require a hard-coded IRQ base. For boards using device-tree, I
> >>> stuck with a legacy IRQ domain as it allows most of the existing GIC
> >>> irqchip code to be reused.
> >> I see. Note that we now have irq_domain_add_simple(), which should
> >> do the right think in either case: use a legacy domain when a
> >> nonzero base is provided for the old boards, but use the simple
> >> domain when probed from DT without an irq base.
> >> This makes the latter case more memory efficient (it avoids
> >> allocating the irq descriptors for every possibly but unused
> >> IRQ number) and helps ensure that you don't accidentally rely
> >> on hardcoded IRQ numbers for the DT based machines, which would
> >> be considered a bug.
> > Ah, ok. It looks like add_simple() is what I want then.
> Actually, never mind. To re-use the existing GIC irqchip code I want
> a legacy IRQ domain.
It shouldn't be hard to change the existing code to use irq domain
accessors. The main part is probably just to replace 'd->irq -
gic_irq_base' with 'd->hwirq', in case you make up your mind about
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