linuxppc_2_4_devel patch for enable_irq()

Frank Rowand frank_rowand at
Fri Feb 1 13:30:41 EST 2002


I'm attaching a patch for a problem with enable_irq().

Comments and feedback from those intimately familiar with the
PPC interrupt handling infrastructure are encouraged...

The problem:

  The irq handling code disables external interrupts, but doesn't
  increment the desc[irq]->depth.

  Code path is:

        which is ppc405_uic_disable_and_ack()

  disable_irq() and enable_irq() do use the depth field to determine when
  to actually re-enable the irq.  If enable_irq() is called from within
  the irq handling path then interrupts for that irq may be enabled even
  though the irq handling path thinks that it has disabled them.

  I encountered the problem while stress testing an ethernet driver
  error path.

"The solution" (what the attached patch does):

  Add a check for (IRQ_DISABLED|IRQ_INPROGRESS) to ppc405_uic_enable(),
  like the check in ppc405_uic_end().

This solution works because the 4xx is not MP capable (at least not yet).
I don't think this solution would work for MP systems (<---- note to the
other PPC processor families, I think the same problem that I fixed for
405 needs to be fixed for all the other processors) because
ppc_irq_dispatch_handler() doesn't set IRQ_INPROGRESS if IRQ_PER_CPU.

If anyone cares about the 403 code, it also needs to be fixed to check
for (IRQ_DISABLED|IRQ_INPROGRESS).  I didn't include that fix in my
previous 405 irq patch because I don't have a 403 to test with (I meant
to mention that when I submitted the previous patch, sorry for forgetting).

Frank Rowand <frank_rowand at>
MontaVista Software, Inc
-------------- next part --------------
--- old_linux/arch/ppc/kernel/ppc4xx_pic.c	Thu Jan 31 15:05:03 2002
+++ linux/arch/ppc/kernel/ppc4xx_pic.c	Thu Jan 31 14:58:11 2002
@@ -135,11 +135,14 @@
 	int bit, word;

-	bit = irq & 0x1f;
-	word = irq >> 5;
+	if (!(irq_desc[irq].status & (IRQ_DISABLED | IRQ_INPROGRESS))) {

-	ppc_cached_irq_mask[word] |= 1 << (31 - bit);
-	mtdcr(DCRN_UIC0_ER, ppc_cached_irq_mask[word]);
+		bit = irq & 0x1f;
+		word = irq >> 5;
+		ppc_cached_irq_mask[word] |= 1 << (31 - bit);
+		mtdcr(DCRN_UIC0_ER, ppc_cached_irq_mask[word]);
+	}

 static void

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