Handling multiple GPIO controllers in 8xxx GPIO driver

Felix Radensky felix at embedded-sol.com
Fri Sep 30 06:44:08 EST 2011

Hi Grant,

On 09/29/2011 08:27 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 08:52:30PM +0000, Tabi Timur-B04825 wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Grant Likely<grant.likely at secretlab.ca>  wrote:
>>> The solution is to make the gpio driver register as a regular
>>> interrupt handler, and not as a chained handler.
>> I was wondering about that.
>> What exactly is a chained handler?  How is it different from a regular handler?
> A chained handler has an expedited path through the interrupt code for
> handling it (basically, it skips handling it at the parent controller
> and passes through to the child, but it cannot handle multiple chained
> children on a single irq input.
> g.
I may be missing something, but please see this discussion:

Chained handler is suggested as the solution for very similar problem.
(several peripherals sharing the same hardware IRQ line. If it's possible
on ARM, it should be doable on powerpc, right ?


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