Re: Seeking clarity on IRQCHIP_MASK_ON_SUSPEND

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Mon Sep 10 2012 - 06:28:30 EST

On Mon, 10 Sep 2012, NeilBrown wrote:
> The IRQCHIP_MASK_ON_SUSPEND flag seems to be hard to use correctly, so either
> I'm understanding it wrongly, or it could be made easier to use.
> If the first case, I'm hoping that some improvement to documentation might
> result. If the second, then maybe we can fix the code.
> Is anyone able to give a definitive answer on this? Should

The whole point of IRQCHIP_MASK_ON_SUSPEND is to deal with hardware
designed by geniuses.

Most SoCs have a way to mark the interrupts which serve as a wake up
source as such. All other interrupts are magically "masked" on entry
to suspend.

Now there is hardware which is missing such a control, so we need to
mask the non wakeup interrupts right before going into suspend.

That's what IRQCHIP_MASK_ON_SUSPEND does. Not more, not less. See
commit d209a699a0b for more ugly details.

You might be looking for a different functionality. Can you explain
what you need?


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