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Subject[PATCH 4.19 40/97] serial: 8250: Check UPF_IRQ_SHARED in advance
From: Andy Shevchenko <>

commit 7febbcbc48fc92e3f33863b32ed715ba4aff18c4 upstream.

The commit 54e53b2e8081
("tty: serial: 8250: pass IRQ shared flag to UART ports")
nicely explained the problem:


On some systems IRQ lines between multiple UARTs might be shared. If so, the
irqflags have to be configured accordingly. The reason is: The 8250 port startup
code performs IRQ tests *before* the IRQ handler for that particular port is
registered. This is performed in serial8250_do_startup(). This function checks
whether IRQF_SHARED is configured and only then disables the IRQ line while

This test is performed upon each open() of the UART device. Imagine two UARTs
share the same IRQ line: On is already opened and the IRQ is active. When the
second UART is opened, the IRQ line has to be disabled while performing IRQ
tests. Otherwise an IRQ might handler might be invoked, but the IRQ itself
cannot be handled, because the corresponding handler isn't registered,
yet. That's because the 8250 code uses a chain-handler and invokes the
corresponding port's IRQ handling routines himself.

Unfortunately this IRQF_SHARED flag isn't configured for UARTs probed via device
tree even if the IRQs are shared. This way, the actual and shared IRQ line isn't
disabled while performing tests and the kernel correctly detects a spurious
IRQ. So, adding this flag to the DT probe solves the issue.

Note: The UPF_SHARE_IRQ flag is configured unconditionally. Therefore, the
IRQF_SHARED flag can be set unconditionally as well.

Example stack trace by performing `echo 1 > /dev/ttyS2` on a non-patched system:

|irq 85: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)
| [...]
|[<ffff0000080fc628>] irq_default_primary_handler threaded [<ffff00000855fbb8>] serial8250_interrupt
|Disabling IRQ #85


But unfortunately didn't fix the root cause. Let's try again here by moving
IRQ flag assignment from serial_link_irq_chain() to serial8250_do_startup().

This should fix the similar issue reported for 8250_pnp case.

Since this change we don't need to have custom solutions in 8250_aspeed_vuart
and 8250_of drivers, thus, drop them.

Fixes: 1c2f04937b3e ("serial: 8250: add IRQ trigger support")
Reported-by: Li RongQing <>
Cc: Kurt Kanzenbach <>
Cc: Vikram Pandita <>
Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <>
Cc: stable <>
Acked-by: Kurt Kanzenbach <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_aspeed_vuart.c | 1 -
drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c | 5 ++---
drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_of.c | 1 -
drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c | 4 ++++
4 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_aspeed_vuart.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_aspeed_vuart.c
@@ -375,7 +375,6 @@ static int aspeed_vuart_probe(struct pla
port.port.line = rc;

port.port.irq = irq_of_parse_and_map(np, 0);
- port.port.irqflags = IRQF_SHARED;
port.port.handle_irq = aspeed_vuart_handle_irq;
port.port.iotype = UPIO_MEM;
port.port.type = PORT_16550A;
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_core.c
@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@ static int serial_link_irq_chain(struct
struct hlist_head *h;
struct hlist_node *n;
struct irq_info *i;
- int ret, irq_flags = up->port.flags & UPF_SHARE_IRQ ? IRQF_SHARED : 0;
+ int ret;


@@ -212,9 +212,8 @@ static int serial_link_irq_chain(struct
i->head = &up->list;
- irq_flags |= up->port.irqflags;
ret = request_irq(up->port.irq, serial8250_interrupt,
- irq_flags, up->, i);
+ up->port.irqflags, up->, i);
if (ret < 0)
serial_do_unlink(i, up);
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_of.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_of.c
@@ -171,7 +171,6 @@ static int of_platform_serial_setup(stru

port->type = type;
port->uartclk = clk;
- port->irqflags |= IRQF_SHARED;

if (of_property_read_bool(np, "no-loopback-test"))
port->flags |= UPF_SKIP_TEST;
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/8250/8250_port.c
@@ -2253,6 +2253,10 @@ int serial8250_do_startup(struct uart_po

+ /* Check if we need to have shared IRQs */
+ if (port->irq && (up->port.flags & UPF_SHARE_IRQ))
+ up->port.irqflags |= IRQF_SHARED;
if (port->irq && !(up->port.flags & UPF_NO_THRE_TEST)) {
unsigned char iir1;

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