Marvell MV64360 interrupt question

Walter L. Wimer III walt.wimer at
Sat Sep 10 05:09:05 EST 2005

Thinking about this some more, I think the cascade mechanism I suggested
earlier is backwards.  Architecturally, I think it makes more sense to
define a platform-specific function like boardXYZ_get_irq() in
boardXYZ_setup.c that knows all of the idiosyncrasies of the board and
calls whatever standard PIC libraries it needs in order to do the right
thing.  Then we set ppc_md.get_irq = boardXYZ_get_irq;

I looked around, and lo and behold, the Radstone PPC7D already "stole"
my idea.  :-)  :-)

    static int ppc7d_get_irq(struct pt_regs *regs)
        int irq;

        irq = mv64360_get_irq(regs);
        if (irq == (mv64360_irq_base + MV64x60_IRQ_GPP28))
            irq = i8259_irq(regs);
        return irq;

Any comments on the "extra" mv64x60_read() call in mv64360_get_irq() are
still welcome.



On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 13:31 -0400, Walter L. Wimer III wrote:
> BTW, the reason I'm looking at this code is that the board I'm working
> on has a cascaded interrupt controller (implemented in an FPGA) feeding
> into the MV64360 interrupt controller.  I'm thinking about adding a
> cascade mechanism to mv64360_pic.c similar to the one in the OpenPIC
> code (i.e. like the openpic_hookup_cascade() function).  Any opinions on
> whether this is a good idea or a bad one?
> Thanks!!!
> Walt

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