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Re: How to chip->startup() with IRQs disabled

To: Om Narasimhan <>
Subject: Re: How to chip->startup() with IRQs disabled
From: "Jayachandran C." <>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 07:43:11 +0530
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On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 7:09 AM, Om Narasimhan
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working on a chip with multiple cores. I have defined
> static struct irq_chip new_plat_chip = {
> ...
>        .startup = n_irq_startup,
>        .mask = n_irq_shutdown,
> ...
> };
> In n_irq_startup(), I have to make sure that all cores have set RVEC bit and 
> corresponding EIMR bit. So, I try using on_each_cpu() (because EIMR can be 
> set only by running code on that particular cpu) to run a function to set 
> n_irq_startup() is called as chip->startup() from __setup_irq() (from 
> request_threaded_irq, in turn from request_irq() ) with a spin lock held 
> (desc->lock, in kernel/irq/manage.c).  This causes a stack dump from 
> on_each_cpu(). Since it is wrong to call on_each_cpu with interrupts 
> disabled, I want to change this piece of code.
> I am wondering how other SMP mips system implement this. Any comments or 
> pointers will be helpful.
> I am not in the mailing list, please CC me in replies.

In XLR code 
we do the initialization of EIMR in nlm_init_secondary() which is
registered as .init_secondary method in smp_ops.  on_each_cpu() may
not be the right way to do this.


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