Re: [RFC PATCH 1/6] DRIVERS: IRQCHIP: IRQ-GIC: Add support for routableirqs

From: Santosh Shilimkar
Date: Mon Sep 30 2013 - 10:22:47 EST

On Monday 30 September 2013 10:16 AM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 30/09/13 14:59, Sricharan R wrote:
>> In some socs the gic can be preceded by a crossbar IP which
>> routes the peripheral interrupts to the gic inputs. The peripheral
>> interrupts are associated with a fixed crossbar input line and the
>> crossbar routes that to one of the free gic input line.
>> The DT entries for peripherals provides the fixed crossbar input line
>> as its interrupt number and the mapping code should associate this with
>> a free gic input line. This patch adds the support inside the gic irqchip
>> to handle such routable irqs. The routable irqs are registered in a linear
>> domain. The registered routable domain's callback should be implemented
>> to get a free irq and to configure the IP to route it.
> Isn't this just another chained interrupt controller? How is it GIC
> specific?
No it isn't a irq controller rather a event router. Patch is missing
reference to the previous discussion. Previous discussion is here [1]



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