405 Critical Interrupts

Felix Domke tmbinc at elitedvb.net
Thu Nov 27 03:28:37 EST 2003


i need to have a low-latency interrupt on a 405-based chip with linux 2.4.

Did anybody yet worked on this?

I thought about routing the CriticalInterrupt pretty much the same way
as the HardwareInterrupt, but with disabling MSR_CE. MSR_CE would be
enabled then even in (normal) interrupts, we probably have to add a
__crit_cli and __save_and_crit_cli as someone already suggested.

Does CRIT_EXCEPTION work? Is do_IRQ reentrant? Should i use the same
interrupt processing as a normal hardware interrupt, with the exception
that only "critical"-flagged interrupts are processed?

Any suggestions?

The background: the IBM-STB045xx's capture port, which we use for
IR-decoding, doesn't have any buffering, so when a time-consuming
interrupt is processed (PIO network, maybe PIO ide), we miss IR cycles.


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