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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spi: bcm2835: Enable shared interrupt support
On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 11:03:48AM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 5/29/20 10:53 AM, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> > On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 10:46:01AM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> >> On 5/29/20 10:43 AM, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> >>> Finally, it would be nice if the check would be optimized away when
> >>> compiling for pre-RasPi4 products, maybe something like:
> >>>
> >>> + if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_ARM_LPAE) && !(cs & BCM2835_SPI_CS_INTR))
> >>> + return IRQ_NONE;
> >>
> >> Rather than keying this off ARM_LPAE or any other option, this should be
> >> keyed off a compatible string, that way we can even conditionally pass
> >> IRQF_SHARED to the interrupt handler if we care so much about performance.
> >
> > But a compatible string can't be checked at compile time, can it?
>
> No, but you can have a different interrupt handler that it set at
> runtime if you want to completely eliminate this comparison.

Good idea. In fact the IRQ handler for platforms with shared interrupts
could just be a wrapper which performs the BCM2835_SPI_CS_INTR check
then tail-calls the existing IRQ handler. The compiler would just
inline it and everything would be fine.


> My point is that CONFIG_ARM_LPAE is just too brittle, there is nothing
> that prevents you from using a non-LPAE kernel on the Pi 4, even PCIe
> could be made to work if using super section mappings to map the PCIe
> outbound space. Even on models with over 4GB of DRAM, if you are willing
> to lose some of it, it can work.

Agreed.

Thanks,

Lukas

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