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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 09/10] irqchip: ti-sci-inta: Add support for Interrupt Aggregator driver
Hi Marc,

>> [...]
>>>>> +/**
>>>>> + * ti_sci_inta_register_event() - Register a event to an interrupt aggregator
>>>>> + * @dev: Device pointer to source generating the event
>>>>> + * @src_id: TISCI device ID of the event source
>>>>> + * @src_index: Event source index within the device.
>>>>> + * @virq: Linux Virtual IRQ number
>>>>> + * @flags: Corresponding IRQ flags
>>>>> + * @ack_needed: If explicit clearing of event is required.
>>>>> + *
>>>>> + * Creates a new irq and attaches to IA domain if virq is not specified
>>>>> + * else attaches the event to vint corresponding to virq.
>>>>> + * When using TISCI within the client drivers, source indexes are always
>>>>> + * generated dynamically and cannot be represented in DT. So client
>>>>> + * drivers should call this API instead of platform_get_irq().
>>>> NAK. Either this fits in the standard model, or we adapt the standard
>>>> model to catter for your particular use case. But we don't define a new,
>>>> TI specific API.
>>>> I have a hunch that if the IDs are generated dynamically, then the model
>>>> we use for MSIs would fit this thing. I also want to understand what
>>> hmm..I haven't thought about using MSI. Will try to explore it. But
>>> the "struct msi_msg" is not applicable in this case as device does not
>>> write to a specific location.
>> It doesn't need to. You can perfectly ignore the address field and
>> only be concerned with the data. We already have MSI users that do not
>> need programming of the doorbell address, just the data.

Just one more clarification.

First let me explain the IRQ routes a bit deeply. As I said earlier there are
three ways in which IRQ can flow in AM65x SoC
1) Device directly connected to GIC
- Device IRQ --> GIC
2) Device connected to INTR.
- Device IRQ --> INTR --> GIC
3) Devices connected to INTA.
- Device IRQ --> INTA --> INTR --> GIC

1 and 2 are straight forward and we use DT for IRQ representation. Coming to 3
the trickier part is that Input to INTA and output from INTA and dynamically
managed. To be more specific:
- By hardware design there are certain set of physical global events(interrupts)
attached to an INTA. Out of which a certain range are assigned to the current
linux host that can be queried from system-controller.
- Similarly out of all the INTA outputs(referenced as vints) a certain range can
be used by the current linux host.

So for configuring an IRQ route in case 3, the following steps are needed:
- Device id and device resource index for which the interrupt is needed
- A free event id from the range assigned to the INTA in this host context
- A free vint from the range assigned to the INTA in this host context
- A free gic IRQ from the range assigned to the INTR in this host context.

With the above information, linux should send a message to system-controller
using TISCI protocol. After policing the given information, system-controller
does the following:
- Attaches the interrupt(INTA input) to the device resource index
- Muxes the interrupt(INTA input) to corresponding vint(INTA output)
- Muxes the vint(INTR input) to GIC irq(INTR output).

For grouping of interrupts, the same vint number is to be passed to
system-controller for all the requests.

Keeping all the above in mind, I see the following as software IRQ Domain Hierarchy:

1) INTA multi MSI --> 2)INTA -->3) MSI --> 4) INTR -->5) GIC

INTA driver has to set a chained IRQ using virq allocated from its parent MSI.
This is to differentiate the grouped interrupts within INTA.

Inorder to cover the above two MSI domains, a new bus driver has to be created
as I couldn't find a fit with the existing bus drivers.

Does the above approach make sense? Please correct me if i am wrong.

Thanks and regards,

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