Patch Preview for MVME2100

Tom Rini trini at
Wed Apr 7 04:47:03 EST 2004

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 07:29:40PM +0200, Oliver Korpilla wrote:

> Tom Rini wrote:
> Applied changes today, and the serial console is coming along nicely,
> can log into my board, use ethernet, boot off NFS. :)
> I'm very happy and very grateful. Thank you!
> >>Maybe the CONFIG_EPIC_SERIAL_MODE should be set, shouldn't it? Will add
> >>it tomorrow. Should I add that cascade hookup stuff even if there is no
> >>cascaded 8259?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >You don't need to call openpic_hookup_cascade, if there is no cascade.
> >You only want to set EPIC_SERIAL_MODE if the controller really is in
> >serial mode.
> As far as I can see from the (sometimes very unspecific) documentation
> for the MVME2100 and from the probing in the Linux kernel there doesn't
> seem to be an external interrupt (= no 8259) on-board. So I guess I
> could drop CONFIG_EPIC_SERIAL_MODE, because I don't need to probe for
> interrupts on that source, do I? (I'm a bit confused about that, because
> I delved a bit in the MPC107, the LoPEC board, the MPC8240 and the
> MVME2100 manuals without very clear info about that)

This is all from memory, but..
EPIC_SERIAL_MODE means that the OpenPIC is put into serial mode.  This
means that the OpenPIC is wired for a number of interrupt, as opposed to
4.  Looking at the old patch, this is something you can turn off for the

> Can I drop
>       /* Map serial interrupts 0-15 */
>       openpic_set_sources(0, 16, OpenPIC_Addr + 0x10200);
> too? No connected 8259 should mean no interrupt sources there, I guess.

Looking at the old table, yes.

> >No.  The '0's are wrong.  You only need to describe, in terms of
> >level/edge, documented interrupts.  You then make multiple calls to
> >openpic_set_sources(), to skip over the non-existant interrupts.
> For initial testing I have still 0s in there - for the unused interrupts
> within the range after the external interrupts. I get a bad interrupt at
> 1 - this would be the first interrupt in the cascade I guess, but
> interrupts of the ethernet and the UART serial (17  - 2nd internal
> interrupt and 29 - 13th internal interrupt) work just fine - console is
> responsive, ethernet is stable and fine.

If you drop the openpic_set_sources() call for 0-15, you need to drop
these from the table as well, FWIW.  Similarly for any other '0's you've

> A very big "Thank" You! indeed. Your advice was indispensable for my
> work and it was to the point, too.

You're welcome.

Tom Rini

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