PCI interrupt question
Ira W. Snyder
iws at ovro.caltech.edu
Fri Dec 4 06:44:26 EST 2009
On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 11:39:00AM -0800, Jeff Hane wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 09:11 -0800, David Hawkins wrote:
> > Hi Jeff,
> > > I'm trying to get interrupts working for my PCI device on a 460ex and
> > > am having problem. My ISR never triggers.
> > >
> > > I'm new to PCI(and ppc) and LDD said that I could read the config reg
> > > INTURRUPT_LINE to get the interrupt assigned to my PCI device. Well,
> > > this always reads zero.
> > >
> > > After reading through the code it appears that the interrupt is being
> > > assigned after reading some information out of the device tree and then
> > > filling in the irg in the pci_dev structure.
> > >
> > > I'm just looking for confirmation that I should be calling request_irq
> > > with the irq that I found in the pci_dev struct.
> > Can you clarify:
> > 1. 460EX is your PCI host CPU?
> yes. We are using a canyonlands board with 460ex.
> > 2. You have some PCI device - what? Have you tested it works in a
> > standard PCI bus? Eg. ran lspci from an x86 host.
> It is a FPGA board that we are using to develop a video codec/SOC. We
> have not connected it an x86; however, we know the the PCI interface is
> working because we can talk to the FPGA board.
> > 3. When your host processor boots, it assigns the PCI resources.
> > On an x86, its the BIOS that assigns the PCI addresses and IRQs
> > on the PCI devices. For your 460EX, it could be your bootloader,
> > or it could be your host OS (Linux).
> We are using the vanilla versions of u-boot and linux for the
> canyonlands boards and have made few changes and definitely not to the
> PCI setup.
> > 4. If you boot Linux on your 460EX and run lspci, and the device
> > configuration space register for the IRQ line is 0, then your
> > host has not setup the PCI interface on your device correctly.
> > 5. Once you have the PCI IRQ assigned to the device correctly,
> > you need to know which IRQ line on the host this corresponds to.
> > I'm pretty sure that needs to be described in the DTS as
> > commented by Stefan.
> So are you saying linux should be writing the irq number to the
> INTERRUPT_LINE config reg? This is what I expected but I do not see
> I believe the DTS is being parsed properly and the connection is made
> to the correct interrupt line on the device. But somebody still needs
> to assign and IRQ number, right? This is the part that is not clear,
> there is an irq field in pci_dev structure which is filled in after
> looking at the DTS and I just want to be sure this is the irq number to
> be used when calling request_irq.
Last time I checked, Linux did not write the assigned IRQ to the card's
PCI configuration space. However, the struct pci_dev irq member
contained the correct value. You should be using the value from the
structure for request_irq(). That's how all PCI drivers I've ever seen
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