Simulating level triggered interrupts with edges

From: Mark Brown
Date: Wed Jun 22 2011 - 15:50:22 EST

I've run into a couple of cases recently where a system has had a device
with a level triggered interrupt connected to an edge triggered
interrupt controller. Ignoring for the minute the hardware design
concerns one might have this strikes me as something I'd expect the
kernel to take a reasonable stab at handling in common code since it
should be possible to have the core simply call the level triggered
handler repeatedly until it returns IRQ_NONE when used with an edge
based interrupt. Obviously this leaves something to be desired but
something like this seems to be the most sensible way to deal with such

Is this supported by the current code? I can't see any such support but
that doesn't mean I'm not missing it. If it is not supported and I'm
not missing some much bigger problem with the idea can you make any
suggestions about the least bad way to allow systems to do this?
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