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SubjectRe: Help with IRQ-MSI-IRQ bridges
Hi Luis,

On 2020-04-03 02:35, Luís Matallui wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got this SoC which uses IRQ-MSI and MSI-IRQ bridges in order to
> get interrupts from devices external to the ARM subsystem.
> I already got some pointers from Maz and have been able to create the
> drivers with the stacked domains and can now see the mappings working
> fine across domains.
> Maz pointed me to the Marvell mvebu-gicp (for my MSI controller, a.k.a
> MSI-IRQ bridge) and to mvebu-icu for the MSI client (IRQ-MSI bridge).
> I now have the interrupts working, but it seems like I'm missing a
> bunch of them. And therefore my device doesn't work properly.
> The main difference between my HW and Marvell's is that my IRQs are
> not level-triggered and the MSIs don't support the two messages for
> level-triggered interrupts.

Which is probably a very good thing, as long as all your devices
only edge-triggered interrupts.

> To illustrate my system:
> DEV --line--> IRQ-MSI Bridge (MSIC) --msi--> MSI-IRQ Bridge (GICP)
> --line--> GICv2
> For MSIC, all I can do is configure the address and data for the MSI,
> and I believe on every rising edge of the Device IRQ, an MSI is sent.
> For GICP, all I have is a doorbell and a way to enable/disable it, and
> whenever the doorbell is enabled and has a value != 0, the IRQ line to
> GICv2 gets asserted.
> The first thing I noticed is that when I get an interrupt, the IRQ
> flow goes like:
> handle_irq();
> irq_eoi();
> So, I guess my first question here is, how can I guarantee that I
> don't get another MSI whilst in handle_irq()?

At the GIC level, once the interrupt is Ack'd, anything that is signed
after this ack is a separate interrupt. It will be made pending and will
fire once the GIC driver EOIs the first one.

> If I do, then I will clear the doorbell on irq_eoi() (because that's
> my only choice) and will lose the queued IRQs.

Why do you need to do anything at the doorbell level? This is just a
so there should be nothing to clear. If you do need to clear anything,
then your MSI-IRQ bridge isn't stateless as it should, and you'll need
give much more details about the HW. Do you have a pointer to the TRM
for your HW?

> It also seems that I'm missing IRQs in the beginning after probing the
> device, and before it was working for me when I was setting up all
> these registers manually and simply using GICv2 as my only interrupt
> controller.

Well, setting all of this in firmware is always the preferred option
if you don't expect things to change dynamically.

> I do see the unmask() ops being called for all my stacked irqchips, so
> I don't understand how I'm missing so many interrupts.

unmask is just a static configuration to enable the interrupt. There
be that many calls to that later on unless an endpoint driver
interrupts by hand.

Please give us a bit more details to understand the context, as there is
so much I can do with so little HW information.


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