2.6.28-rt on PowerPC

Anton Vorontsov avorontsov at ru.mvista.com
Fri Jan 30 14:07:58 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 01:11:50PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > This is trivially solved by converting arch/powerpc/sysdev/ipic.c
> > back to spinlocks (ipic_lock).
> > 
> > Assuming that converting-back is automatic, there are few other
> > chained interrupt controllers you might want to convert-back:
> > 
> > arch/powerpc/sysdev/i8259.c (i8259_lock)
> > arch/powerpc/sysdev/mpic.c (mpic_lock)
> > arch/powerpc/sysdev/qe_lib/qe_ic.c (qe_ic_lock)
> Except that a bunch of those can be both primary and chained...

Yeah, thanks for correcting.

> It's
> simply not a solution to have to "convert" interrupt controller code to
> use a different locking scheme depending on whether they are chained or
> primary...

Actually, it doesn't matter whether a controller is a root IC or
cascaded. Just as primary handlers, chained handlers don't run in
threads, thus spinlocks should be used, not sleeping locks.

Anton Vorontsov
email: cbouatmailru at gmail.com

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