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Re: PNX8550 Broken on Linux 2.6.24 - Interrupt issues?

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: PNX8550 Broken on Linux 2.6.24 - Interrupt issues?
From: Sergei Shtylyov <>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 18:41:44 +0300
Cc: Daniel Laird <>,
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Ralf Baechle wrote:

I have been happily using Linux for ages on PNX8550 (STB810).
I have recently decided to step up and move onto Linux 2.6.24 series.
However I am not getting very far. :-(

Heh, Daniel, you're not alone -- the Alchemy code got much more breakage before 2.6.24... :-)

The board crashes as soon as local_irq_enable is called in main.c

I was wondering if anyone out there might also be running on an
STB810/JBS PNX8550 based system and have any ideas as to why I am
I know that PNX8550 does not enable the R4K Clock source stuff as the
chip is a bit 'special' and requires the two timers to be used instead
of one.

csrc-r4k.c and cevt-r4k.c assume a standard compliant R4000-style
c0_count and c0_compare register.  The PNX chips violate the expected
behaviour badly so can't use these functions.

But that's not very much of a problem.  The timer code is module and
it is easy to write something like csrc-pnx.c and cevt-pnx.c to drive
a PNX style count/compare timer.

The PNX counter 0 can still be used as the standards clocksource with some ad-hockery (setting comparator to all ones and hooking the interrupt to clear it) but Vitaly went another way using counter 1 for clocksource, and counter 0 as clockevent...

Will look over the code to see if I can spot what crashes the PNXes.


WBR, Sergei

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