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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/3] pinctrl: msm: Really mask level interrupts to prevent latching
Hi,

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 1:06 PM, Stephen Boyd <swboyd@chromium.org> wrote:
> The interrupt controller hardware in this pin controller has two status
> enable bits. The first "normal" status enable bit enables or disables
> the summary interrupt line being raised when a gpio interrupt triggers
> and the "raw" status enable bit allows or prevents the hardware from
> latching an interrupt into the status register for a gpio interrupt.
> Currently we just toggle the "normal" status enable bit in the mask and
> unmask ops so that the summary irq interrupt going to the CPU's
> interrupt controller doesn't trigger for the masked gpio interrupt.
>
> For a level triggered interrupt, the flow would be as follows: the pin
> controller sees the interrupt, latches the status into the status
> register, raises the summary irq to the CPU, summary irq handler runs
> and calls handle_level_irq(), handle_level_irq() masks and acks the gpio
> interrupt, the interrupt handler runs, and finally unmask the interrupt.
> When the interrupt handler completes, we expect that the interrupt line
> level will go back to the deasserted state so the genirq code can unmask
> the interrupt without it triggering again.
>
> If we only mask the interrupt by clearing the "normal" status enable bit
> then we'll ack the interrupt but it will continue to show up as pending
> in the status register because the raw status bit is enabled, the
> hardware hasn't deasserted the line, and thus the asserted state latches
> into the status register again. When the hardware deasserts the
> interrupt the pin controller still thinks there is a pending unserviced
> level interrupt because it latched it earlier. This behavior causes
> software to see an extra interrupt for level type interrupts each time
> the interrupt is handled.
>
> Let's fix this by clearing the raw status enable bit for level type
> interrupts so that the hardware stops latching the status of the
> interrupt after we ack it. We don't do this for edge type interrupts
> because it seems that toggling the raw status enable bit for edge type
> interrupts causes spurious edge interrupts.
>
> Cc: Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@linaro.org>
> Cc: Doug Anderson <dianders@chromium.org>
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <swboyd@chromium.org>
> ---
> drivers/pinctrl/qcom/pinctrl-msm.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)

Reviewed-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders@chromium.org>

NOTE: IMO we should land this fix even if we continue to have debate
on patch #2 and #3 since this fixes a definite problem.

-Doug

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