Re: [PATCH v2 6/9] pinctrl: Add IRQ support to STM32 gpios

From: Maxime Coquelin
Date: Mon May 02 2016 - 04:32:26 EST

2016-04-30 13:32 GMT+02:00 Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 1:19 PM, Maxime Coquelin
> <mcoquelin.stm32@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It looks like this:
>> You can directly check section 12.2.5 of the stm32f429 reference manual:
> Nice ASCII art, include that into the commit message :)

I will! :)

>> For example, we can imagine a board where gpioa0 is used SD's card detect,
>> and gpiob0 used to control a led.
>> If we set the mux at request time, gpiob0 request may overwrite the mux
>> configuration set by gpioa0, whereas it is not used as interrupt.
>> That is the reason why I did it in .to_irq().
> Well now I am even *more* convinced that this should not happen in
> .to_irq(). .to_irq() should not do *anything*.
> This needs to happen as part of the irqchip setting up the actual
> interrupt.
> And it seems the problem is that this driver does *not* define its
> own irqchip, but it *should*.
> What you want to do is implement an hierarchical irqdomain in your
> irqchip, which is what other drivers of this type are doing, see:
> drivers/gpio/gpio-xgene-sb.c
> irq_domain_create_hierarchy() is your friend.
>>> It should *also* be done in the set-up path for the irqchip
>>> side, if that line is used without any interaction with the
>>> gpio side of things.
>> Actually, a line is either used by a GPIO, (exclusive) or another purpose.
>> In the case of a GPIO line, I think we should always go through the gpio.
> This is a textbook example of a hierarchichal irq domain I think.
>>> The point is that each IRQ that ever get used
>>> has a 1-to-1 relationship to a certain GPIO line, and if that
>>> relationship cannot be resolved from the irqchip side,
>>> something is wrong. The irqchip needs to enable the
>>> GPIO line it is backing to recieve interrupts without any
>>> requirements that .to_irq() have been called first.
>> Actually, this is not a 1:1 relationship, as for example, exti0 can be connected
>> to either gpioa0, or gpiob0,..., or gpiok0.
> That is what hierarchical irqdomain is for.
> You should expose an irqchip from the gpio driver, that give you
> unique irq translations for *all* GPIO lines.
> Then, at runtime, if the hierarchical irqdomain cannot map
> (i.e. mux) the interrupt onto one of the available lines,
> you will get an error.

Thanks a lot for this valuable feedback.
I will have a look at hierachical irq domains, and hope to come back this week
with an implementation.