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SubjectRe: [PATCH V4 1/3] irqchip/sifive-plic: Add thead,c900-plic support
On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 7:04 PM Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:27:02 +0100,
> Guo Ren <guoren@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 6:18 PM Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, 19 Oct 2021 10:33:49 +0100,
> > > Guo Ren <guoren@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > > If you have an 'automask' behavior and yet the HW doesn't record this
> > > > > in a separate bit, then you need to track this by yourself in the
> > > > > irq_eoi() callback instead. I guess that you would skip the write to
> > > > > the CLAIM register in this case, though I have no idea whether this
> > > > > breaks
> > > > > the HW interrupt state or not.
> > > > The problem is when enable bit is 0 for that irq_number,
> > > > "writel(d->hwirq, handler->hart_base + CONTEXT_CLAIM)" wouldn't affect
> > > > the hw state machine. Then this irq would enter in ack state and no
> > > > continues irqs could come in.
> > >
> > > Really? This means that you cannot mask an interrupt while it is being
> > > handled? How great...
> > If the completion ID does not match an interrupt source that is
> > currently enabled for the target, the completion is silently ignored.
> > So, C9xx completion depends on enable-bit.
>
> Is that what the PLIC spec says? Or what your implementation does? I
> can understand that one implementation would be broken, but if the
> PLIC architecture itself is broken, that's far more concerning.

Yes, we are dealing with a broken/non-compliant PLIC
implementation.

The RISC-V PLIC spec defines a very different behaviour for the
interrupt claim (i.e. readl(claim)) and interrupt completion (i.e.
writel(claim)). The T-HEAD PLIC implementation does things
different from what the RISC-V PLIC spec says because it will
mask an interrupt upon interrupt claim whereas PLIC spec says
it should only clear the interrupt pending bit (not mask the interrupt).

Quoting interrupt claim process (chapter 9) from PLIC spec:
"The PLIC can perform an interrupt claim by reading the claim/complete
register, which returns the ID of the highest priority pending interrupt or
zero if there is no pending interrupt. A successful claim will also atomically
clear the corresponding pending bit on the interrupt source."

Refer, https://github.com/riscv/riscv-plic-spec/blob/master/riscv-plic.adoc

Regards,
Anup

>
> M.
>
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> Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

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