[PATCH 2/2] powerpc: hlwd-pic: Prevent interrupts from being handled by Starlet

Jonathan Neuschäfer j.neuschaefer at gmx.net
Fri May 11 07:59:19 AEST 2018

The interrupt controller inside the Wii's Hollywood chip is connected to
two masters, the "Broadway" PowerPC and the "Starlet" ARM926, each with
their own interrupt status and mask registers.

When booting the Wii with mini[1], interrupts from the SD card
controller (IRQ 7) are handled by the ARM, because mini provides SD
access over IPC. Linux however can't currently use or disable this IPC
service, so both sides try to handle IRQ 7 without coordination.

Let's instead make sure that all interrupts that are unmasked on the PPC
side are masked on the ARM side; this will also make sure that Linux can
properly talk to the SD card controller (and potentially other devices).

If access to a device through IPC is desired in the future, interrupts
from that device should not be handled by Linux directly.

[1]: https://github.com/lewurm/mini

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Neuschäfer <j.neuschaefer at gmx.net>
 arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/hlwd-pic.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/hlwd-pic.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/hlwd-pic.c
index e3e3af73e9d8..8112b39879d6 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/hlwd-pic.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/embedded6xx/hlwd-pic.c
@@ -35,6 +35,8 @@
 #define HW_BROADWAY_ICR		0x00
 #define HW_BROADWAY_IMR		0x04
+#define HW_STARLET_ICR		0x08
+#define HW_STARLET_IMR		0x0c
@@ -74,6 +76,9 @@ static void hlwd_pic_unmask(struct irq_data *d)
 	void __iomem *io_base = irq_data_get_irq_chip_data(d);
 	setbits32(io_base + HW_BROADWAY_IMR, 1 << irq);
+	/* Make sure the ARM (aka. Starlet) doesn't handle this interrupt. */
+	clrbits32(io_base + HW_STARLET_IMR, 1 << irq);

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