Re: [PATCH] wlcore/wl18xx: Add invert-irq OF property for physically inverted IRQ

From: Marc Zyngier
Date: Tue Jun 11 2019 - 05:05:18 EST

On 11/06/2019 09:45, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> CC irqchip
> Original thread at
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM Tony Lindgren <tony@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> * Kalle Valo <kvalo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [190610 07:01]:
>>> Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>> The wl1837mod datasheet [1] says about the WL_IRQ pin:
>>>> ---8<---
>>>> SDIO available, interrupt out. Active high. [..]
>>>> Set to rising edge (active high) on powerup.
>>>> ---8<---
>>>> That's the reason of seeing the interrupt configured as:
>>>> - IRQ_TYPE_EDGE_RISING on HiKey 960/970
>>>> - IRQ_TYPE_LEVEL_HIGH on a number of i.MX6 platforms
>>>> We assert that all those platforms have the WL_IRQ pin connected
>>>> to the SoC _directly_ (confirmed on HiKey 970 [2]).
>>>> That's not the case for R-Car Kingfisher extension target, which carries
>>>> a WL1837MODGIMOCT IC. There is an SN74LV1T04DBVR inverter present
>>>> between the WLAN_IRQ pin of the WL18* chip and the SoC, effectively
>>>> reversing the requirement quoted from [1]. IOW, in Kingfisher DTS
>>>> configuration we would need to use IRQ_TYPE_EDGE_FALLING or
>>>> Unfortunately, v4.2-rc1 commit bd763482c82ea2 ("wl18xx: wlan_irq:
>>>> support platform dependent interrupt types") made a special case out
>>>> of these interrupt types. After this commit, it is impossible to provide
>>>> an IRQ configuration via DTS which would describe an inverter present
>>>> between the WL18* chip and the SoC, generating the need for workarounds
>>>> like [3].
>>>> Create a boolean OF property, called "invert-irq" to specify that
>>>> the WLAN_IRQ pin of WL18* is connected to the SoC via an inverter.
>>>> This solution has been successfully tested on R-Car H3ULCB-KF-M06 using
>>>> the DTS configuration [4] combined with the "invert-irq" property.
>>>> [1]
>>>> [2]
>>>> [3]
>>>> [4]
>>>> ("arm64: dts: ulcb-kf: Add support for TI WL1837")
>>>> Signed-off-by: Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Tony&Eyal, do you agree with this?
>> Yeah if there's some hardware between the WLAN device and the SoC
>> inverting the interrupt, I don't think we have clear a way to deal
>> with it short of setting up a separate irqchip that does the
>> translation.
> Yeah, inverting the interrupt type in DT works only for simple devices,
> that don't need configuration.
> A simple irqchip driver that just inverts the type sounds like a good
> solution to me. Does something like that already exists?

We already have plenty of that in the tree, the canonical example
probably being drivers/irqchip/irq-mtk-sysirq.c. It should be pretty
easy to turn this driver into something more generic.


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