Re: Interrupt storm from pinctrl-amd on Acer AN515-42

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Fri Dec 28 2018 - 07:48:46 EST

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 12:02 AM Leonard Crestez <cdleonard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Digging a little deeper it seems the touchpad interrupt is active on
> boot and since it's configured as "level" and no touchpad driver is
> available yet there does not seem to be any way to clear it.

I think these are called "spurious interrupts".

> I don't know how this should be handled, booting with an active enabled but
> unclearable interrupt seems like a platform bug to me. There is even an
> option to set touchpad to "basic" which does some sort of ps2 emulation
> but the IRQ issue still happens!
> One workaround is to explicitly disable the interrupt from the handler
> if no mapping is found; this will keep it disabled until
> amd_gpio_irq_set_type is called later.

I don't know how x86 and ACPI systems usually deal with this stuff
so I'm kind of lost. On the embedded systems that I develop on,
I would just disable all interrupts on probe() (usually writing 0x0 in
some interrupt enable register) and then they will get enabled
once consumers need them.

But I have come to understand that maybe ACPI systems are
not so happy about drivers doing things like that?

Linus Walleij