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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/7] gpio: dwapb: Convert driver to using the GPIO-lib-based IRQ-chip
On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 2:03 AM Serge Semin
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 01:03:17PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 04:38:55AM +0300, Serge Semin wrote:


> > > 5) Manually select a proper IRQ flow handler directly in the
> > > irq_set_type() callback by calling irq_set_handler_locked() method, since
> > > an ordinary (not Generic) irq_chip descriptor is now utilized.

> > Can you also emphasize that this make no regression to the 6a2f4b7dadd5 ("gpio:
> > dwapb: use a second irq chip")?
> In fact I don't really see why that commit had been accepted in the first place.
> Both level and edge triggered IRQ types are implemented by means of the same
> callbacks and the same registers. The only handy thing in our case is the IRQ
> flow handler setting in accordance with the requested IRQ type, but that
> could be done by just calling irq_set_handler_locked() method without two-types
> complication. The commit log says: "So we can have at runtime two users where
> one is using edge and the other level." which isn't really correct since if an IRQ
> line is shared it can only be requested with the same trigger flags (see the
> inline comments in the __setup_irq() method definition). If an IRQ line isn't
> shared, then there can't be more than one user.
> Am I missing something?

I didn't investigate myself, but probably it's a history of changes
you are missing.
That said, in time when the above mentioned commit was made there was
no clear approach like we have nowadays.
But I might be mistaken.
In any case, just add a (small) remark that you were aware of that
change and do not see any problems while doing yours.

> > (And I hope you have means to test that scenario, because in my case I have
> > only one IRQ and it's actually as input from other GPIO IRQ chip).
> Alas I have DW APB GPIO with a single IRQ line attached too, so I can't test the
> hierarchical case, but only the cascaded one.



> > I like the idea, but is it possible to split this?
> Yeah, 6) and 7) could be unpinned to dedicated patches. Thanks for noticing
> this. I'll do that. But leaving the changes described before and not applying 8)
> will produce buildable but not working driver. So I'd prefer to leave 8) here.

I see. Yes, we have to have compile time *and* run-time bisectability in place.


> > > + /*
> > > + * If more than one IRQ line is specified then try to
> > > + * initialize the hierarchical interrupts. Otherwise it's
> > > + * a simple cascaded case with a common IRQ signal.
> > > + */
> > > + girq->num_parents = pp->irq[1] ? pp->ngpio : 1;
> >
> > Can it be sparse in the array? (It's actually the main point why I went with
> > memchr_inv() instead of doing something like above)
> According to the DW APB GPIO databook it can be configured to provide either a
> combined IRQ line or multiple interrupt signals for each GPIO. It's up to
> the platform which of those signals are connected to an embedded IRQ
> controller. So I guess theoretically the array values can be sparse.
> Anyway now I see it's rather problematic. I didn't forget about the sparse IRQs
> array case. I just thought it would work out-of-box. Before getting your comment
> and digging deeper into the IRQ subsystem I had thought that it wasn't a problem
> passing invalid IRQ numbers to the irq_set_chained_handler_and_data() especially
> seeing zero IRQ number was supposed to be considered as invalid. That method shall
> just ignore the invalid IRQs since the method irq_to_desc() calling radix_tree_lookup()
> will fail to find a descriptor with invalid IRQ value and return NULL. So after
> getting a NULL irq_desc the method irq_set_chained_handler_and_data() would
> have stopped setting the handler. But turns out it may work only for
> CONFIG_SPARSE_IRQ. If that config isn't enabled, then a very first IRQ
> descriptor will be returned for zero IRQ number. That descriptor will be
> initialized with the passed parent_handler callback, which isn't what we want.
> So in order to fix the problem we could follow either of the next paths:
> 1) Just make sure the passed IRQs array is not sparse for instance by remapping
> it to be linear.
> 2) Move "if (gc->irq.parents[i]) irq_set_chained_handler_and_data()" statement to the
> gpiochip_add_irqchip() method.
> What to you think? Linus?

I am okay with either that Linus will like.


> > > + /* This will let us handle the parent IRQ in the driver */
> > > + girq->parents = NULL;
> > > + girq->num_parents = 0;
> > > + girq->parent_handler = NULL;

> > Shan't we do this before request_irq() call (at least for consistency with the
> > rest of the drivers)?
> Technically we shan't. Please elaborate which drivers you are referring to?

All of them? Recent patches for IRQ chip template do something like

girq = &...;
girq->foo = bar;
ret = request_irq(...);

...and here no more girq->baz = gaz; lines.

> Even the recent Linus' series "Use irqchip template" mostly does it in the
> same order.

Funny, that's what I;m referring to.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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