Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] irq: add irq_domain translation infrastructure

From: Ralf Baechle
Date: Tue Jul 19 2011 - 06:35:19 EST

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 04:31:40PM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:

> This patch adds irq_domain infrastructure for translating from
> hardware irq numbers to linux irqs. This is particularly important
> for architectures adding device tree support because the current
> implementation (excluding PowerPC and SPARC) cannot handle
> translation for more than a single interrupt controller. irq_domain
> supports device tree translation for any number of interrupt
> controllers.
> This patch converts x86, Microblaze, ARM and MIPS to use irq_domain
> for device tree irq translation. x86 is untested beyond compiling it,
> irq_domain is enabled for MIPS and Microblaze, but the old behaviour is
> preserved until the core code is modified to actually register an
> irq_domain yet. On ARM it works and is required for much of the new
> ARM device tree board support.
> PowerPC has /not/ been converted to use this new infrastructure. It
> is still missing some features before it can replace the virq
> infrastructure already in powerpc (see documentation on
> irq_domain_map/unmap for details). Followup patches will add the
> missing pieces and migrate PowerPC to use irq_domain.
> SPARC has its own method of managing interrupts from the device tree
> and is unaffected by this change.

I like it - yet another building block of the conversion of MIPS to DT in

Acked-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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