Re: [PATCH 1/2] drm/msm: Register irq handler for each sub-system in mdss

From: Rob Clark
Date: Thu Nov 20 2014 - 09:48:00 EST

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:57 AM, Thierry Reding
<thierry.reding@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 09:18:47AM -0500, Rob Clark wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Hai Li <hali@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > All the sub-systems in mdss share the same irq. This change provides
>> > the sub-systems with the interfaces to register/unregister their own
>> > irq handlers.
>> >
>> > With this change, struct mdp5_kms does not have to keep the hdmi or
>> > edp context.
>> >
>> So, I think the point of this is to better deal w/ different hw
>> variants which do or do-not have hdmi, edp, dsi, etc..
>> But, just playing devil's advocate here, it seems like it would be
>> simpler to instead just do something like:
>> if (priv->hdmi && (intr & MDP5_HW_INTR_STATUS_INTR_HDMI))
>> hdmi_irq(0, priv->hdmi);
>> if (priv->edp && (intr & MDP5_HW_INTR_STATUS_INTR_EDP))
>> edp_irq(0, priv->edp);
>> ... etc ...
>> It is a little less elegant. But it is also less lines of code. I
>> guess there will be plenty of necessary complexity as we add support
>> for all mdp5 features. So avoiding some unnecessary complexity might
>> be a good thing in the long run.
>> If we really did want to make it more dynamic, we could always extend
>> 'struct mdp_irq' to take both an irq mask and an initiator id, I
>> suppose. I'm not sure if that is overkill. AFAICT we really only
>> have 5 different subsystems to dispatch to (mdp5 itself, and
>> dsi0/dsi1/hdmi/edp), so simply adding some if-not-null checks in
>> mdp5_irq() seems pretty reasonable to me.
> To me this just seems like a regular interrupt multiplexer, so
> implementing it as an irq_chip would be the most appropriate. That way
> you get all the goodness of a well-tested code base for free and you can
> simply pass in the request_{threaded_,}irq()'s dev parameter.

yup, that is what I did here:

there is a bit of awkwardness related to threaded handlers.. for now
I don't need threaded handlers so the solution was to not use them

> Thierry
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