Re: [3.9-rc1] irq 16: nobody cared (was [3.9-rc1] very poor interruptresponses)

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 05:13:03 EST

On Fri, 15 Mar 2013, Yinghai Lu wrote:

> > Just a datapoint -- I have put a trivial debugging patch in place, and it
> > reveals that "nobody cared" for irq 16 happens long after last
> >
> > I915_WRITE(GMBUS4 + reg_offset, 0);
> >
> > has been performed in gmbus_wait_hw_status(). On the other hand, if I
> > comment out both GMBUS4 register offset writes in gmbus_wait_hw_status(),
> > then it of course falls back to GPIO bit-banging, but the "nobody cared"
> > for irq 16 is gone.
> >
> > So it seems like something gets severely confused by the I915_WRITE to
> > GMBUS4 + reg_offset. So far this seems to have been reported solely on
> > Lenovos as far as I can see (although a completely different types), so it
> > might be some platform-specific quirk?
> >
> > Honestly, I still don't understand how all the GMBUS stuff relates to IRQ
> > 16 at all.
> that device is using
> i915 0000:00:02.0: irq 44 for MSI/MSI-X
> so can you try to boot with pci=nomsi?

Yes, switching from MSI to IO-APIC-fasteoi makes the report about lost
interrupts go away.

My understanding from the other mail is that DAniel Vetter already has an
idea what might be going wrong with IRQ acking on GM45 chipsets; hopefully
this datapoint regarding MSI will fit into it.

Jiri Kosina
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