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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: dts: ls1021a-tsn: Use interrupts for the SGMII PHYs
On Sat, Nov 09, 2019 at 05:16:48PM +0200, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> On Saturday, 9 November 2019, Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch> wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 09, 2019 at 12:56:42PM +0200, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> >> On the LS1021A-TSN board, the 2 Atheros AR8031 PHYs for eth0 and eth1
> >> have interrupt lines connected to the shared IRQ2_B LS1021A pin.
> >>
> >> The interrupts are active low, but the GICv2 controller does not support
> >> active-low and falling-edge interrupts, so the only mode it can be
> >> configured in is rising-edge.
> >
> > Hi Vladimir
> >
> > So how does this work? The rising edge would occur after the interrupt
> > handler has completed? What triggers the interrupt handler?
> >
> >         Andrew
> >
>
> Hi Andrew,
>
> I hope I am not terribly confused about this. I thought I am telling the
> interrupt controller to raise an IRQ as a result of the low-to-high transition
> of the electrical signal. Experimentation sure seems to agree with me. So the
> IRQ is generated immediately _after_ the PHY has left the line in open drain
> and it got pulled up to Vdd.

Hi Vladimir

t1 t2

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The interrupt output is active low. So it is high by default. At time
t1 something happens, say the link is established. The interrupt
becomes active, we have a failing edge. We want the interrupt
controller to fire. Lets say it does. The interrupt handler runs, and
clears the interrupt cause. This is at time t2. We then get a rising
edge and the PHY releases the interrupt, and the level returns to
high.

So how does this work if you have the interrupt controller triggering
on a rising edge? The edge won't rise until the interrupt handler
finishes its work.

Andrew



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